The John Batchelor Show

By John Batchelor

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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

Jack Drury
 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.


 Jan 5, 2019

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

Description

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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1400: The crematorium workers are front-line heroes in the India pandemic. Chris Livesay @CBSNews
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1890. Photograph of the Kashmir Gate at Delhi, taken by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1890s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'. Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905. The Kashmir Gate is one of the northern gates in the city walls of what is now known as Old Delhi, originally the city of Shahjahanabad built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shan Jahan (r.1628-58). The Kashmir Gate was built in 1835 by Major Robert Smith and was made into a double gateway in 1857 at the time of the Indian Uprising. This gate was blown up when the British retook Delhi during the Indian Uprising of 1857.

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The crematorium workers are front-line heroes in the India pandemic. Chris Livesay @CBSNews


https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/covid-19-gujarat-govt-to-consider-crematorium-workers-as-corona-warriors-retrospectively.html
May 13, 2021
1400: 2/2: War-warning for the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea–Mediterranean Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: Pharaoh and his soldiers drown in the Red Sea. Moses and the Israelites are safely ashore..

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2/2: War-warning for the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea–Mediterranean Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

https://www.theafricareport.com/86360/ethiopia-egypt-gerd-fight-sucks-in-global-actors/
May 13, 2021
1400: 1/2: War-warning for the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea–Mediterranean Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: The Horn of Africa.
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1/2: War-warning for the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea–Mediterranean Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs


https://www.theafricareport.com/86360/ethiopia-egypt-gerd-fight-sucks-in-global-actors/
May 13, 2021
1400: The Mountain State Infrastructure Plan by Shelley Moore Capito. SalenaZito.com
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Image: Antique photo —Along the main road between Charleston and Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

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The Mountain State Infrastructure Plan by Shelley Moore Capito. SalenaZito.com



https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/west-virginias-shelley-moore-capito-explains-why-real-infrastructure-is-important
May 13, 2021
1400: Why couldn't Eric Holder flip one State legislature? @SalenaZito.com
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Photo: New York State Albany City Hall, built circa 1743.

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Why couldn't Eric Holder flip one State legislature? @SalenaZito.com

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/how-eric-holder-failed
May 13, 2021
1400: Shrugging off the PRC digital currency. Charles Ortel of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading various cryptocurrencies founded in 2017. As of April 2021, it was the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world in trading volume.  Binance was founded by Changpeng Zhao, commonly known as "CZ", a developer who had previously created high-frequency trading software. Binance was initially based in China, but later moved its headquarters out of China due to China's increasing regulation of cryptocurrency..

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Shrugging off the PRC digital currency. Charles Ortel of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

May 13, 2021
1400: The strangely sloppy PRC space program. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs of the International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  Annotated image of the approximate landing site of the Chinese Chang'e-3 lander. It was launched at 17:30 UTC on 1 December 2013 and reached the Moon's surface on 14 December 2013. The lunar coordinates are: 44.12°N 19.51°W.
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The strangely sloppy PRC space program. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs of the International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
 
May 13, 2021
1400: The PRC threatens Australia with ballistic missiles. @CleoPaskal @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: The Bombing of Darwin, 19 February 1942. Japanese air raids on Australia during 1942–43 killed hundreds of servicemen and civilians, while Axis naval activity in Australian waters threatened shipping between 1940 and 1945.
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The PRC threatens Australia with ballistic missiles.  @CleoPaskal @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill



Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
May 13, 2021
1400: The perils of nuke plants on Taiwan. Henry Sokolski, executive director of The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.
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Photo: Taiwan nuclear plant.  Screen grab. .

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The perils of nuke plants on Taiwan. Henry Sokolski, executive director of The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.

 
May 13, 2021
1400: The Azerbaijanis of Iran; & What is to be done? Ahmad Obali Gunaz.tv
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Photo: Sattar Khan, Iranian Azerbaijani, was a key figure in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and is held in great esteem by many Iranians. 
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The Azerbaijanis of Iran; & What is to be done? Ahmad Obali Gunaz.tv


https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/304744
May 13, 2021
1400: The PRC punches down. Why? Gady Epstein @TheEconomist
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Photo:  A soldier extracting teeth from a Chinese man.
 Signed on block by artist in lower right, includes chop..

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The PRC punches down. Why?  Gady Epstein @TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/05/08/nicola-sturgeons-nationalists-retain-power-in-scotland


May 13, 2021
1400: OSIRIS-REx call home. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Bennu.
           OSIRIS-REx traveled to near-Earth asteroid Bennu and is bringing a small sample back to Earth for study. The mission launched Sept. 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The spacecraft reached Bennu in 2018 and [traveling 1.4 billion miles homeward] will return a sample to Earth in 2023.

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OSIRIS-REx call home.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com


https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/osiris-rex-on-its-way-back-to-earth/
May 13, 2021
1400: Intransigent English Boris Johnson and Immovable Scot Nicola Sturgeon. Matthew Holehouse @TheEconomist
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Photo: Scotland, from Le Monde pittoresque et monumental. L'Angleterre, l'Écosse et l'Irlande ... Cartes en couleur et ... gravures

(The Picturesque and Monumental. England, Scotland and Ireland\
 . . . Cards in color and engravings.)

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Intransigent English Boris Johnson and Immovable Scot Nicola Sturgeon. Matthew Holehouse @TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/05/08/nicola-sturgeons-nationalists-retain-power-in-scotland


May 13, 2021
1400: Return of the Mueller hunt for Russiagate. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Finnish soldier is executing Soviet Union spy in 1942.

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Return of the Mueller hunt for Russiagate. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/robert-muellers-revenge-11620684758




May 13, 2021
1400: Commercial space also fails. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After a test flight of the Starfighter F-104, Jim Ball, KSC Spaceport Development manager, addresses the media. The aircraft is taking part in a series of pathfinder test missions from the space shuttle runway.
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Commercial space also  fails. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com


https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/virgin-galactic-reveals-issue-with-whiteknighttwo/
May 13, 2021
1399: #LondonCalling: "Spending on that scale changes a country's or a society's politics, often not for the better..." @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo: There are very few persons who still think it is unimportant to balance the federal budget. Unfortunately, about 400 of them are members of Congress
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#LondonCalling:  "Spending on that scale changes a country's or a society's politics, often not for the better..." @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion



https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-6-trillion-plan-for-permanent-culture-war-11620318302
To whom should the scarce resources of Britain’s cradle-to-grave-for-everyone National Health Service be devoted? Only to Britons, said many of the voters who chose in 2016 to leave the European Union. 
May 12, 2021
1398: 2/2: Devin Nunes Freedom Festival in the San Joaquin Valley bread and fruit basket. @DevinNunes
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Photo: Stanislaus County, San Joaquin Valley, California. Roadside settlement in commercial pea district 
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2/2: Devin Nunes Freedom Festival in the San Joaquin Valley bread and fruit basket. @DevinNunes CA-22


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/9/devin-nunes-hosts-freedom-festival-promote-conserv/
May 12, 2021
1398: 1/2: Devin Nunes Freedom Festival in the San Joaquin Valley bread and fruit basket. @DevinNunes
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Photo: Loading cotton. San Joaquin Valley, California
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1/2: Devin Nunes Freedom Festival in the San Joaquin Valley bread and fruit basket. @DevinNunes CA-22


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/9/devin-nunes-hosts-freedom-festival-promote-conserv/
May 12, 2021
1398: "The Administration is trying to downgrade what was achieved in the Abraham Accords." @VictoriaCoates Center for Security Policy.
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Photo: Miniature of Abraham and Melchizedek.

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"The Administration is trying to downgrade what was achieved in the Abraham Accords." @VictoriaCoates Center for Security Policy.

Victoria Coates is a senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and former US deputy national security advisor for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs. 
May 12, 2021
1398: Reawakening Italy opens for tourism after May 15. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation
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Photo: Pompei, 1910.
Pompei scavi. Visitatori e portantini sul Foro. Autore sconosciuto.

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Reawakening Italy opens for tourism after May 15. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation

https://news.yahoo.com/come-visit-italy-draghi-says-162049857.html
May 12, 2021
1398: Russia: "...or else the system is going to come down on you." @BethKnobel, Fordham University
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Photo: A view of one of the trains of the Moscow subway system as it pulls out of the Belo Russia station
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Russia: "...or else the system is going to come down on you."  @BethKnobel Fordham University

Professor 
Former Moscow Bureau Chief 
 Trustee. 
 advisor.
May 12, 2021
1398: Higher prices have hit the food shopping carts. @LizPeek
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Photo: Price control. Anti-inflation window display. The joint effort of the government and merchant to prevent inflation is the big selling point of this display. Most important is the "shy-ceiling-prices" scroll held by the figure of Uncle Sam which answers the consumers' questions on price control
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Higher prices have hit the food shopping carts. @LizPeek

https://drgnews.com/2021/05/11/april-food-price-index-up-30-over-last-year/



https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/552360-yellens-goof-hands-gop-a-potent-campaign-issue



May 12, 2021
1398: Biden's tax and spending plans and the all-tied-up Senate. @LizPeek.
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Photo: Tax spending .
 

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Biden's tax and spending plans and the all-tied-up Senate.  @LizPeek.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell-doubts-biden-can-pass-infrastructure-without-gop-as-manchin-dissents/ar-BB1gABz7
May 12, 2021
1398: Taliban advances. @BillRoggio @FDD
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Photo: Dozens of 60mm mortar rounds were discovered in a Taliban insurgent's compound in Helmand province Thursday. Coalition forces destroyed the ammunition to prevent its future use.


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Taliban advances. @BillRoggio @FDD


https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/taliban-takes-control-of-two-districts-in-afghan-north.php


May 12, 2021
1397: #NewWorldReport: Biden doubts sanctions work in Venezuela. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
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Photo:   Four A-7E Corsair II aircraft fly in formation during an air show off the coast of Caracas, Venezuela. The aircraft are assigned to Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) and Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
 

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#NewWorldReport: Biden doubts sanctions work in Venezuela.   Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org
May 12, 2021
1397: #NewWorldReport: Castillo is not running away with Peru. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
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Photo:Peruvian scene, with llamas .

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#NewWorldReport: Castillo is not running away with Peru.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org

https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/world/peru-probes-claims-of-empty-syringes-during-vaccination/ar-BB1gCTyL
May 12, 2021
1397: #NewWorldReport: The Bolivarian Wind. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: Monolithic portal. (Puerta del Sol. Tihuanacu, first excavations) 1903-1904
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#NewWorldReport: The Bolivarian Wind.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org
May 12, 2021
1397: #NewWorldReport: Colombia threatened by widespread disorder, especially in Cali. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: Historic picture of Puente Ortiz, bridge in Cali.

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#NewWorldReport: Colombia threatened by widespread disorder, especially in Cali.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc



https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americhttps://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/colombia/article251338823.htmlas/colombia/article251338823.html
May 12, 2021
1397: #LondonCalling. Boris Johnson wins again. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Conservative and socialist
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#LondonCalling: Boris Johnson wins again.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/boris-johnson-s-conservative-party-sweeps-aside-labour-hartlepool-u-n1266635
May 12, 2021
1397: #LondonCalling. Inflation Monster Stalks the Recovery. @JosephSernberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo:  No Inflation; or, Hard Pan Waltz.   Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885.

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#LondonCalling. Inflation Monster Stalks the Recovery. @JosephSernberg @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/consumers-adjust-to-higher-prices-11620552601?mod=hp_lead_pos1

Costs are rising at every step in the production of many goods. Prices for oil, crops and other commodities have shot up this year. Trucking companies are paying scarce drivers more to take those materials to factories and construction sites. As a result, companies are charging more for foods and consumer products including foil wraps and disposable cups.
May 12, 2021
1397: #LondonCalling. Britain hugging. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo: "Hug me closer, George."


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#LondonCalling. Britain hugging.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion


https://news.yahoo.com/airlines-british-holidaymakers-brace-limited-231029286.html
May 12, 2021
1396: Boris Johnson at the Hartlepool victory: "And he showed up with a new slogan, 'Jabs, Jabs, Jabs and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.'" Vicki Barker @CBSNews
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Photo:  England, London. View past small boats on Thames toward the tower Bridge, highlighted against a dramatic cloudy sky.  

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Boris Johnson at the Hartlepool victory:  "And he showed up with a new slogan, 'Jabs, Jabs, Jabs and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.'" Vicki Barker @CBSNews

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hartlepool-by-election-conservatives-win-by-election-cddx0m9z5
May 11, 2021
1396: Kabul: "They were never going to honor any sort of assurances that they were going to hold fire." Charlie D'Agata, @CBSNews
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Photo:An Afghan mujahid demonstrates positioning of a hand-held surface-to-air missile
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Kabul: "They were never going to honor any sort of assurances that they were going to hold fire." Charlie D'Agata, @CBSNews

https://news.yahoo.com/afghan-vp-says-u-legitimized-150803780.html
May 11, 2021
1396: New Delhi: "And so this parking lot was converted into an open-air crematorium, and again, running non-stop around the clock." Chris Livesay @CBSNews
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1907. 

A street scene in Ancient Delhi - the "Rome of Asia," India


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New Delhi: "And so this parking lot was converted into an open-air crematorium, and again, running non-stop around the clock." Chris Livesay @CBSNews

https://news.yahoo.com/covid-19-infections-surge-indias-120750011.html
May 11, 2021
1395: Is Merrick Garland a strong horse? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo: Arrives for Supreme Court Session. Washington, D.C., Oct. 11. Associate Justice George Sutherland of the United States Supreme Court arriving for today's session of the Court, 10/11/37
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Is Merrick Garland a strong horse? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/05/the-dojs-abusive-indictment-of-the-police-who-killed-george-floyd/
May 11, 2021
1395: The peculiar morning raid on Rudy Giuliani. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo: Prohibition officers raiding the lunch room of 922 Pennsylvania. Ave., Washington, D.C.
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The peculiar morning raid on Rudy Giuliani. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness


https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/05/the-biden-dojs-targeting-of-rudy-giuliani-could-backfire-spectacularly/
May 11, 2021
1395: 2/2: Biden Administration proposes taking vaccine patents; & What is to be done?
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Photo: Patent Drawing for R. W. Turner's Fork for Domestic and Other Uses
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2/2: Biden Administration proposes taking vaccine patents; & What is to be done?

https://news.yahoo.com/us-support-waiving-vaccine-patents-163756974.html
May 11, 2021
1395: 1/2: Biden Administration proposes taking vaccine patents; & What is to be done?
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Photo: Patent Drawing for R. W. Turner's Fork for Domestic and Other Uses
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1/2: Biden Administration proposes taking vaccine patents & What is to be done?

https://news.yahoo.com/us-support-waiving-vaccine-patents-163756974.html
May 11, 2021
1395: Immigrants drive start-ups. @GeneMarks
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Photo: Perhaps the richest man in the world (at least this week): the immigrant entrepreneur Elon Musk.     
           Here:  The NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk, view the historic Dragon capsule that returned to Earth on May 31 following the first successful mission by a private company to carry supplies to the International Space Station on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the SpaceX facility in McGregor, Texas.  Bolden and Musk also thanked the more than 150 SpaceX employees working at the McGregor facility for their role in the historic mission


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Immigrants drive start-ups. @GeneMarks

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/immigrant-entrepreneurs-40-percent-more-likely-to-start-small-businesses-301285783.html



May 11, 2021
1395: Really Help Wanted. @GeneMarks
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Photo: This photograph was taken at the Employee Appreciation Day event held in May 1985 for the employees of the Philadelphia Navy Yard and their families.

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Really Help Wanted. @GeneMarks



https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/06/small-businesses-struggle-to-find-workers-as-pandemic-eases.html 


 
May 11, 2021
1395: Andrew Yang's Bloomberg connection. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews
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Photo: Second inauguration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the steps of City Hall, 2006 .

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Andrew Yang's Bloomberg connection. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews


https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-bradley-tusks-angle-20210508-2ai6iyu3w5ghbgcpgwwhjls4cy-story.html
 
May 11, 2021
1395: Jerusalem Day and the threats. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Yitzhak Rabin in the entrance to the old city of Jerusalem during the Six Day War, with Moshe Dayan and Uzi Narkiss.

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Jerusalem Day and the threats. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/hamas-and-israel-exchange-rocket-fire-following-contentious-e2-80-98jerusalem-day-e2-80-99-clashes/ar-BB1gAn0t

May 11, 2021
1395: "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost British Hero (Major Lionel Mansell Jeune) of the 1921 Jaffa riots. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo: 1921 Jaffa riots

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"Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost British Hero (Major Lionel Mansell Jeune) of the 1921 Jaffa riots. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1  @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness


https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/honour-for-british-soldier-who-saved-lives-of-100-jews-during-deadly-jaffa-riots/
May 11, 2021
1395: Republican royalty Cheney loses the GOP Conference. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter
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Republican royalty Cheney loses the GOP Conference. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter



https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/07/cheney-the-caucus-and-the-crux/


May 11, 2021
1395: Newsom allies push back at Jenner's disruption. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter
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Photo:GOVERNORS OF STATES. GROUPS OF GOVERNORS, UNIDENTIFIED
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Newsom allies push back at Jenner's disruption. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter


https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/caitlyn-for-california-launches/
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/caitlyn-jenner-tackles-major-vulnerability-with-policy-briefings


May 11, 2021
1395: PRC backs off from immediate provocations of Taiwan; & What is to be done? @ScottWHarold @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Taiwan): Photos of the second issue of the Shandong Provincial Automobile Road Administration Special Issue .

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PRC backs off from immediate provocations of Taiwan; & What is to be done? @ScottWHarold @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Scott Harold, senior political scientist at The RAND Corporation.


May 11, 2021
1395: Reported evidence of a PRC bioweapons program dated from 2015. Li-Meng Yan. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Reported evidence of a PRC bioweapons program dated from 2015. Li-Meng Yan. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist who was based in Hong Kong before seeking refuge in America

May 11, 2021
1394: The relentless Church of Woke; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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The relentless Church of Woke; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinton_St_Mary_Mosaic
May 10, 2021
1393: 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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May 10, 2021
1393: 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.
May 10, 2021
1393: 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)
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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
May 10, 2021
1393: 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.
May 10, 2021
1393: 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.
May 10, 2021
1393: 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


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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
May 10, 2021
1393: 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 ChangePaperback – 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.
May 10, 2021
1392: The US Congress introduces H.R. 841 in order to move the hemp story to the American consumer. Jason Mitchell, CEO and Co-Founder, HempFusion Wellness.
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"Hemp seeds are a rich source of nutrients. Part of the hemp plant, these seeds are technically a nut that can be eaten raw or used to make milk, oil, cheese substitutes, or protein powder." 

While related to the cannabis plant, hemp seeds have little to none of the psychoactive compound THC found in marijuana. 



The US Congress introduces H.R. 841 in order to move the hemp story to the American consumer. Jason Mitchell, CEO and Co-Founder, HempFusion Wellness.

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https://www.hempfusion.com/about/

H.R. 841: "To make hemp, cannabidiol derived from hemp, and any other ingredient derived from hemp lawful for use under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as a dietary ingredient in a dietary supplement, and for other purposes."

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr841/text
May 09, 2021
1392: #MotownReport: Liz Cheney loses the confidence of the Republican House Conference & What is to be done? @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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 #MotownReport: Liz Cheney loses the confidence of the Republican House Conference & What is to be done? @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/07/cheney-the-caucus-and-the-crux/
May 09, 2021
1392: #MotownReport: March 12 questions unanswered by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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#MotownReport: March 12 questions unanswered by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/27939/leduff_whitmer_mooches_billionaires_plane_as_father_makes_miraculous_recovery
May 09, 2021
1391: #PacificWatch: Is California an Exodus? @JCBliss
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#PacificWatch:  Is California an Exodus? @JCBliss

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May 09, 2021
1391: #PacificWatch: "The Homeless Industrial Complex" wins Venice Beach. @JCBliss
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"Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town with upscale commercial and residential pockets. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of canals is surrounded by modernist homes."---Google


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#PacificWatch: "The Homeless Industrial Complex" wins Venice Beach. @JCBliss

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9557069/Residents-Los-Angeles-Venice-say-world-famous-beach-boardwalk-crippled-crime.html


 
May 09, 2021
1390: Yevita is the end of the Panama Highway in the triple-canopy rain forest (with jaguars) of Darién Province. Michael Yon, Patreon.com
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Yevita is the end of the Panama Highway in the triple-canopy rain forest (with jaguars) of Darién Province.  Michael Yon, Patreon.com


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May 09, 2021
1390: The migrant flow through the Darién Gap restarts in great numbers of risk-takers from Colombia to Cuba to Nepal. Michael Yon, Patreon.com
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Also, Cogolese immigrants at the Darién Gap:  https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/07/02/humanitarian-flow-panama-migrants/
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The migrant flow through the Darién Gap restarts in great numbers of risk-takers from Colombia to Cuba to Nepal.  Michael Yon, Patreon.com


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May 09, 2021
1389: #PacificWatch: Already Drought Warning in Marin County. @JCBLISS
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#PacificWatch:Already Drought Warning in Marin County. @JCBLISS

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/2021-05-Marin-County-Water-District-restrictions-16153638.php

Marin County is first in region to limit outdoor watering with mandatory rules
-- The Marin Municipal Water District is imposing more mandatory water restrictions on residents, with the goal of reducing overall water use in the district by 40%. San Francisco Chronicle 
May 08, 2021
1389: After history's pandemics: boom, risk, unrest. Callum Williams, @TheEconomist @econcallum
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 After history's pandemics: boom, risk, unrest. Callum Williams, @TheEconomist @econcallum

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May 08, 2021
1389: Moving toward Universal Income. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion
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Moving toward Universal Income. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-are-killing-the-american-dream-11620251334?mod=hp_opin_pos_2
May 08, 2021
1389: Europe rejects Biden's aim to give away vaccine patents. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch
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 Europe rejects Biden's aim to give away vaccine patents. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

http://www.henrymillermd.org/25343/waiving-patents-means-waving-goodbye-to-innovation

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-06/merkel-pushes-back-on-vaccine-patent-waiver-in-clash-with-biden
May 08, 2021
1389: 2/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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2/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
May 08, 2021
1389: 1/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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The Plague of Justinian or Justinianic Plague (541–549 AD) was the beginning of the first plague pandemic, the first Old World pandemic of plague, the contagious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The disease afflicted the entire Mediterranean Basin, Europe, and the Near East, severely affecting the Sasanian Empire and the Byzantine Empire and especially its capital, Constantinople.

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1/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
May 08, 2021
1389: #HotelMars: Why Colonize Outer Space? Rod Pyle, Ad Astra Magazine. David Livingston SpaceShow.com
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#HotelMars: Why colonize Outer Space? Rod Pyle, Ad Astra Magazine. David Livingston SpaceShow.com


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May 08, 2021
1389: #TheScalaReport: Winston Smith in China: Your TV watches you. Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE
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#TheScalaReport
: Winston Smith in China: Your TV watches you.  Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE

https://www.protocol.com/china/chinese-smart-tvs-have-hoovered-up-data-without-telling-anybody

https://www.economist.com/business/2021/04/29/a-new-type-of-ad-is-heading-for-your-iphone



May 08, 2021
1389: 2/2: "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD
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2/2:  "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/04/28/iran-is-more-than-persia/

Introduction: Why Ethnicity in Iran Is Important

For most of the Soviet period, the West tended to refer to Soviet citizens as the “Russians” and assumed that the regime’s efforts to Russify non-Russian citizens across the Soviet Union were successful. Not until the mid-1980s, when protests emerged during Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms, did it become clear that ethno-nationalism was a politically potent force in the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and 15 new countries emerged, there was no denying that the Russification of the Soviet ethnic minorities had been a myth.


Several times in recent decades, policymakers have had to play catch-up when central governments have weakened and ethnic and other communal cleavages took center stage. This was true amid the Soviet breakup, the Yugoslav Wars, and the Syrian civil war. There may be a similar blind spot regarding Iran’s multiethnic composition and regime stability.


Iran is a multiethnic country; Persians comprise less than half of Iran’s population. Overwhelming majorities of non-Persian groups inhabit most of Iran’s border provinces, in contrast to Iran’s Persian-dominated center. Moreover, over 40 percent of the population of Iran lacks fluency in the Persian language.


Ethnic cleavages and dissatisfaction pose growing challenges to the rule of the regime in Iran. When they overlap with poverty and lower levels of government services and infrastructure, these challenges become more severe. Iran’s ethnic minorities inhabit the state’s poorest provinces. The country’s growing environmental challenges, including widening water shortages, hit the ethnic minority provinces harder than the Persian center.


The growing importance of the border provinces in anti-regime activity was evident during the last major round of anti-regime protests in Iran, which began in December 2017 and surged again in late 2019. The demonstrations started in the country’s provincial cities and were more intense in the minority-heavy provinces than in the Persian heartland.


Technological changes, including widespread access to foreign television and social media in minority languages, have strengthened identity trends in Iran. Large percentages of Iran’s ethnic minorities regularly watch foreign television broadcasts in their native languages instead of regime television, which often depicts ethnic minorities with derogatory stereotypes.


Ethnic groups in Iran are also exposed via social media to the wave of identity politics in the United States and Europe. This, too, may contribute to increased opposition to the regime, particularly among Iran’s youth. Previous generations in Iran had, by and large, submitted to the notion that ethnic minorities are inferior to the great Persian nation. But Iran’s minorities increasingly reject this idea, while Persian nationalism appears to be growing among Persians dissatisfied with the religious calling of the Islamic Republic.


Since late 2017, the anti-regime activity of several ethnic groups entered a new stage, featuring increased armed attacks on army, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and government installations. Among Iran’s minorities, the Kurds, Ahwaz, and Baluch have active paramilitary groups. Most of the violent anti-regime activity in Iran takes place in their home regions: Sistan-Baluchistan, Khuzestan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, and West Azerbaijan. Iran’s border areas populated by Kurds and the Baluch endure regular threats to the regime’s forces. Ahwazi groups periodically conduct anti-regime attacks in Khuzestan but do not run a constant insurgency like the Kurds and Baluch do.


A critical variable in assessing the potential ethnic threat to the regime is the attitude of Iran’s Azerbaijanis, because of their large numbers, wealth, and perceived status as a mainstay of the regime. A major turning point for this group took place last autumn in response to Iran’s support for Yerevan during Armenia’s war with Azerbaijan. Iranian Azerbaijanis observed Iranian trucks moving Russian arms and supplies to Armenia. The Iranian government arrested dozens of Azerbaijanis for protesting Tehran’s support for Armenia. Amidst rising Azerbaijani opposition, the regime’s policy of backing Armenia may no longer be sustainable.


But the Azerbaijani challenge is not the only one. Ethnic minorities form a majority in several strategic locations in Iran. For instance, Khuzestan province, which is the center of Iran’s oil production and home to several important ports and a major road juncture, has a majority-Ahwaz population. Khuzestan is an unstable province, and sustained anti-regime activity there could affect Iran’s ability to produce, export, and transit oil and natural gas. In addition, Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port is located in Sistan-Baluchistan, a perennially unstable province populated almost entirely by Baluch. India invested heavily in Chabahar Port, which represents New Delhi’s attempt to counter China’s infrastructure projects in neighboring Pakistan.


The shared non-Persian ethnic groups that straddle much of Iran’s borders, especially Baluch, Kurds, and Azerbaijanis, strongly impact Iran’s foreign policy with most neighboring states. These ethnic groups are a major challenge in the volatile security situation on Iran’s borders with Iraq, Turkey, and Pakistan. In recent years, Iran’s ethnic minorities have shown organizational ability on the ground. In an all-out regime crisis, revolts in several minority provinces in Iran could mount a significant challenge to the central government.


May 08, 2021
1389: 1/2: "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD
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1/2:  "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/04/28/iran-is-more-than-persia/

Introduction: Why Ethnicity in Iran Is Important

For most of the Soviet period, the West tended to refer to Soviet citizens as the “Russians” and assumed that the regime’s efforts to Russify non-Russian citizens across the Soviet Union were successful. Not until the mid-1980s, when protests emerged during Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms, did it become clear that ethno-nationalism was a politically potent force in the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and 15 new countries emerged, there was no denying that the Russification of the Soviet ethnic minorities had been a myth.


Several times in recent decades, policymakers have had to play catch-up when central governments have weakened and ethnic and other communal cleavages took center stage. This was true amid the Soviet breakup, the Yugoslav Wars, and the Syrian civil war. There may be a similar blind spot regarding Iran’s multiethnic composition and regime stability.


Iran is a multiethnic country; Persians comprise less than half of Iran’s population. Overwhelming majorities of non-Persian groups inhabit most of Iran’s border provinces, in contrast to Iran’s Persian-dominated center. Moreover, over 40 percent of the population of Iran lacks fluency in the Persian language.


Ethnic cleavages and dissatisfaction pose growing challenges to the rule of the regime in Iran. When they overlap with poverty and lower levels of government services and infrastructure, these challenges become more severe. Iran’s ethnic minorities inhabit the state’s poorest provinces. The country’s growing environmental challenges, including widening water shortages, hit the ethnic minority provinces harder than the Persian center.


The growing importance of the border provinces in anti-regime activity was evident during the last major round of anti-regime protests in Iran, which began in December 2017 and surged again in late 2019. The demonstrations started in the country’s provincial cities and were more intense in the minority-heavy provinces than in the Persian heartland.


Technological changes, including widespread access to foreign television and social media in minority languages, have strengthened identity trends in Iran. Large percentages of Iran’s ethnic minorities regularly watch foreign television broadcasts in their native languages instead of regime television, which often depicts ethnic minorities with derogatory stereotypes.


Ethnic groups in Iran are also exposed via social media to the wave of identity politics in the United States and Europe. This, too, may contribute to increased opposition to the regime, particularly among Iran’s youth. Previous generations in Iran had, by and large, submitted to the notion that ethnic minorities are inferior to the great Persian nation. But Iran’s minorities increasingly reject this idea, while Persian nationalism appears to be growing among Persians dissatisfied with the religious calling of the Islamic Republic.


Since late 2017, the anti-regime activity of several ethnic groups entered a new stage, featuring increased armed attacks on army, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and government installations. Among Iran’s minorities, the Kurds, Ahwaz, and Baluch have active paramilitary groups. Most of the violent anti-regime activity in Iran takes place in their home regions: Sistan-Baluchistan, Khuzestan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, and West Azerbaijan. Iran’s border areas populated by Kurds and the Baluch endure regular threats to the regime’s forces. Ahwazi groups periodically conduct anti-regime attacks in Khuzestan but do not run a constant insurgency like the Kurds and Baluch do.


A critical variable in assessing the potential ethnic threat to the regime is the attitude of Iran’s Azerbaijanis, because of their large numbers, wealth, and perceived status as a mainstay of the regime. A major turning point for this group took place last autumn in response to Iran’s support for Yerevan during Armenia’s war with Azerbaijan. Iranian Azerbaijanis observed Iranian trucks moving Russian arms and supplies to Armenia. The Iranian government arrested dozens of Azerbaijanis for protesting Tehran’s support for Armenia. Amidst rising Azerbaijani opposition, the regime’s policy of backing Armenia may no longer be sustainable.


But the Azerbaijani challenge is not the only one. Ethnic minorities form a majority in several strategic locations in Iran. For instance, Khuzestan province, which is the center of Iran’s oil production and home to several important ports and a major road juncture, has a majority-Ahwaz population. Khuzestan is an unstable province, and sustained anti-regime activity there could affect Iran’s ability to produce, export, and transit oil and natural gas. In addition, Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port is located in Sistan-Baluchistan, a perennially unstable province populated almost entirely by Baluch. India invested heavily in Chabahar Port, which represents New Delhi’s attempt to counter China’s infrastructure projects in neighboring Pakistan.


The shared non-Persian ethnic groups that straddle much of Iran’s borders, especially Baluch, Kurds, and Azerbaijanis, strongly impact Iran’s foreign policy with most neighboring states. These ethnic groups are a major challenge in the volatile security situation on Iran’s borders with Iraq, Turkey, and Pakistan. In recent years, Iran’s ethnic minorities have shown organizational ability on the ground. In an all-out regime crisis, revolts in several minority provinces in Iran could mount a significant challenge to the central government.



May 08, 2021
1389: 2/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space. Ken Croswell. "The Lives of Stars."
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2/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space.  Ken Croswell,  The Lives of Stars.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienceshttps://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2106371118

May 08, 2021
1389: 1/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space. Ken Croswell. "The Lives of Stars."
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Photo:  This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a backdrop of stars.   

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1/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space.  Ken Croswell.  The Lives of Stars.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienceshttps://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2106371118


May 08, 2021
1389: 2/2: Hold Fast: A Novel; Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter
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2/2: 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
May 08, 2021
1389: 1/2: Hold Fast: A Novel, Hardcover – May 4, 2021; by J. H. Gelernter
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Under the Treaty of Amiens (1802), Britain recognized the French Republic.  The consequent peace lasted only one year and was the only period of general peace in Europe between 1793 and 1814.



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1/2: 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
May 08, 2021
1389: Surprising vulcanism on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Planet Mars – volatile gases (Curiosity rover, October 2012).

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 Surprising vulcanism on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/martian-volcanic-eruption-thought-to-be-only-50000-210000-years-old/
May 08, 2021
1389: Starship#15 is the ticket. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: SpaceX: The private spaceflight company's latest Starship prototype aced a high-altitude test flight today (May 5), checking every box from takeoff to touchdown for the first time. (SpaceX photo: fair use.)

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Starship#15 is the ticket. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/starship-15-launches-and-lands-successfully/

May 08, 2021
1388: Student debt is the "unleashed monster." @VerodeRugy @Mercatus
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Photo: In debt and broke .

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"The Unleashed Monster" of Student Debt.   @VerodeRugy @Mercatus

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/u-s-student-loan-program-may-be-facing-a-500-billion-hole/
May 07, 2021
1388: Still no free lunch, President Biden. @VerodeRugy @NRO
900
Photo: TANSTAAFL: a plan for a new economic world order. (Pierre Dos Utt, 1949.)

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Still no free lunch, President Biden. @VerodeRugy @NRO


https://www.mercatus.org/commentary/time-no-different


May 07, 2021
1388: Tim Scott, show-stopper. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 2018 — South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
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 Tim Scott, show-stopper.  @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-afraid-of-tim-scott-11620078729


May 07, 2021
1388: China is the threat, espionage to nukes. @DefTechPat
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Photo: The China War 1857. Junks enshrouded in smoke
This image shows operations on the Canton River in 1857. In the distance, Chinese junks are obscured by smoke.
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 China is the threat, espionage to nukes. @DefTechPat

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/04/fbi-opens-case-chinese-activity-every-10-hours-intel-chiefs-say/173376/
May 07, 2021
1388: Connectivity goes to war exercises. @DefTechPat @DefenseOne
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Photo: Connectivity since time immemorial:  a soldier in uniform holding a rifle and writing a letter.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dial_up_modem_noises.ogg


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Connectivity goes to war exercises. @DefTechPat @DefenseOne

ttps://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/04/china-features-heavily-armys-next-big-emerging-tech-experiment/173710/





May 07, 2021
1388: Snap elections and a failure to vaccinate Canada. @ConradMBlack National Post
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Photo: In the 1918 influenza epidemic, Albertan farmers wore masks to protect themselves from the flu.


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Snap elections and a failure to vaccinate Canada. @ConradMBlack National Post

https://nationalpost.com/author/cblacknp
May 07, 2021
1388: Lenin in Peru. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion
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Photo: 23d anniversary of Vladimir Lenin's death. Lenin's Mausoleum.

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 Lenin in Peru. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-peru-get-on-the-marxist-path-11619986216

May 07, 2021
1388: How did the campus become one-sided? @VDHanson @HooverInst
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 How did the campus become one-sided? @VDHanson @HooverInst

https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/28/the-peculiar-institution-of-higher-education/
May 07, 2021
1388: The mythical in American politics; & What is to be done? @VDHanson @HooverInst
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Photo: Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag. From a painting by G. Liebscher. Copyright by F.A. Schneider.

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 The mythical  in American politics; & What is to be done? @VDHanson @HooverInst

http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/optimism-inc-one-too-many-lies/
May 07, 2021
1387: The Israeli election process moves away from Netanyahu. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Listening to election results in Israel. From the booklet "President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War."  For more information, visit cia.gov/library/publications/historical

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The Israeli election process moves away from Netanyahu. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-idUSKBN2CN1T9
May 07, 2021
1387: The unnamed Biden policy toward the predictably hostile Pyongyang. @JoshRogin
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Photo:  Triumphal arch, Pyongyang.  "Joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Korea."   Postage stamp.

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The unnamed Biden policy toward the predictably hostile Pyongyang. @JoshRogin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/05/bidens-north-korea-strategy-hurry-up-wait/


May 07, 2021
1387: The Gulf at risk from the Iran deal. Ebtesam Al Ketbi @ekitbi, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Achaemenid king fighting hoplites .

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 The Gulf at risk from the IrandDeal. Ebtesam Al Ketbi @ekitbi, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1



Dr. Ebtesam al-Ketbi, founder and president of the Emirates Policy Center, the UAE's leading foreign policy and security think tank; professor of political science at United Arab Emirates University; and a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Consultative Commission. Related articles 


May 07, 2021
1387: The Zarif Tapes and the Iranian Elections. Reza Parchizadeh @rezaparchizadeh. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo:  Logo of th Iranian parliament.

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The Zarif Tapes and the Iran Elections. Reza Parchizadeh @rezaparchizadeh Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1


 Dr. Reza Parchizadeh is a political theorist, historian of ideas, and senior analyst.
May 07, 2021
1387: Can the Abraham Accords survive a new Iran deal? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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Photo: Abraham and Lot separate. Gen: 13.7 &c, etching by Wenceslaus Hollar, 17th century (Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto) .

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Can the Abraham Accords survive a new Iran Deal? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
May 07, 2021
1387: Hamas violence and the postponed PA elections. Judah Ari Gross @JudahAriGross Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Gaza City.   In 2006, Israel withdrew entirely from the Gaza Strip; in a burst of enthusiasm, Gazans voted in Hamas.  Soon, they discovered the Muslim Brotherhood's electoral motto: One man, one vote—one time.   Since then, it has maintained iron control over the space and people. The leadership live in surprising luxury by any world standard, while most of the people are impoverished, poorly nourished, bereft of medical care, and unemployed.

  
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Hamas violence and the postponed PA elections. Judah Ari Gross @JudahAriGross Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1


 

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent. Related articles


May 07, 2021
1387: Facebook tolerates PRC ugliness; and What is to be done?. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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Photo:  Pu Zhiqiang, a student protester at Tian An Men, taken on May 10, 1989. The Chinese words written on the paper say, "We want the freedom of newspapers, freedom of associations, also to support the 'World Economic Herald', and support those just journalists."
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Facebook tolerates PRC ugliness; and What is to be done?. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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May 07, 2021
1386: 2/2: Heavy rains and swollen rivers slow the migrant trail of tears at the perilous Darién Gap. Michael Yon, Patreon.com
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Photo: The Pan-American Highway from Billings to Buenos Aires. The deadly Darién Gap is within the yellow square.

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2/2: Heavy rains and swollen rivers slow the migrant trail of tears at the perilous Darién Gap. Michael Yon, Patreon.com
May 06, 2021
1386: 1/2: Heavy rains and swollen rivers slow the migrant trail of tears at the perilous Darién Gap. Michael Yon, Patreon.com
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1/2: Heavy rains and swollen rivers slow the migrant trail of tears  at the perilous Darién Gap. Michael Yon, Patreon.com
May 06, 2021
1386: Progressive Democrats cancel US Steel and thousands of jobs at Braddock, PA; & What is to be done? @SalenaZito
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Progressive Democrats cancel US Steel and thousands of jobs at Braddock, PA; & What is to be done?  @SalenaZito

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/in-the-face-of-most-democrats-opposition-us-steel-cancels-a-billion-dollar-investment
May 06, 2021
1386: McConnell is the senator from tobacco, hemp and beautiful horses. SalenaZito.com
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Photo: The Darley Arabian, one of the three traditional foundation sires of the Thoroughbred.

All modern thoroughbreds trace back to three stallions imported into England from the Middle East in the late 17th and early 18th centuries: the Byerley Turk (1680s), the Darley Arabian (1704), and the Godolphin Arabian (1729)

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McConnell is the senator from tobacco, hemp and beautiful horses.  SalenaZito.com

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/mitch-mcconnell-the-leader-from-middle-america
May 06, 2021
1386: The brave new world of vaccine nasal spray and hundreds more ambitions. @GregiryZuckerman @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Nasal Spray - laboratory for eye, ear, etc
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The brave new world of vaccine nasal spray and hundreds more ambitions. @GregiryZuckerman @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-generation-of-covid-19-vaccines-could-be-pill-or-spray-11620034381?st=zhwy8phnunkqlzi&reflink=article_email_share
May 06, 2021
1386: Lessons and limits learned with Zoom diplomacy. Daniel Franklin @Economist
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Photo: Swedish diplomat, politician and poet from Sveriges Historia från äldsta tid till våra dagar, etc.

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Lessons and limits learned with Zoom diplomacy. Daniel Franklin @Economist

https://www.economist.com/international/2021/05/01/diplomacy-has-changed-more-than-most-professions-during-the-pandemic?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e
May 06, 2021
1386: Long March5B is a failed design. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Space debris populations seen from outside geosynchronous orbit (GSO). There are two primary debris fields: the ring of objects in GSO and the cloud of objects in low-Earth orbit (LEO).
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Long March5B is a failed design. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com



https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/revised-long-march-5b-crash-window/
May 06, 2021
1386: Robots become creatures become pals: Ingenuity Ingenue. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Diagram showing the components of Ingenuity.

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Robots become creatures become pals: Ingenuity Ingenue. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/ingenuitys-fourth-flight-today-a-success/
May 06, 2021
1385: The closing of the Swarthmore mind. @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst
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Photo: Alice Paul (Swarthmore lass of 1905), Suffragist and National Women's Party founder.

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The closing of the Swarthmore mind. @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/05/02/an_open_letter_to_swarthmore_president_valerie_smith_145684.html
May 06, 2021
1385: The Zarif Tapes warning. @AmbJohnBolton @WashingtonPost
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Photo: Iranistan, P. T. Barnum's house near Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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 The Zarif Tapes warning. @AmbJohnBolton @WashingtonPost

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/john-bolton-zarif-tape-iran/2021/05/03/28ddd0f4-ac3b-11eb-b476-c3b287e52a01_story.html


May 06, 2021
1385: The first 100 days produce unsurprising polling. Elliot Morris @Economist @gelliottmorris
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Photo: President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice-President Kamala Harris.
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The first 100 days produce unsurprising polling. Elliot Morris @Economist @gelliottmorris

https://www.economist.com/president-joe-biden-polls?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e
May 06, 2021
1385: Singapore and Southeast Asia prosper as the PRC threatens everyone. Fraser Howie, author Red Capitalism.@GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Botanical Garden at Singapore, circa 1890.
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 Singapore and Southeast Asia prosper as the PRC threatens everyone. Fraser Howie, author, Red Capitalism.@GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Fraser Howie, co-author of Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise, on this:
 
May 06, 2021
1385: Democracy dies in Hong Kong Daylight. Mark Simon. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Storms under tyranny.  Here:  A squally day in Hong Kong harbor.
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 Democracy dies in Hong Kong Daylight. Mark Simon. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

https://news.yahoo.com/repression-freedom-speech-doesn-t-093903835.html
May 06, 2021
1385: Pyongyang restarts nuclear blackmail; & What is to be done? @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.@FDD David Maxwell
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Photo: Chinese generals captured at the Battle of Pyongyang beg for mercy
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 Pyongyang restarts nuclear blackmail; & What is to be done? @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.@FDD David Maxwell

David Maxwell, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, on this: 
 
May 06, 2021
1385: Cuba, China and the mystery of the microwave weaponry. Rich Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  Comidas Chinas y Criollas — another conjunction of China and Cuba; from Nuevo Jardin de China in Astoria, New York.  Fair use.


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 Cuba, China and the mystery of the microwave weaponry. Rich Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Rick Fisher, senior fellow on Asian Military Affairs of the International Assessment and Strategy Center, on this:  
 
May 06, 2021
1385: The India Pandemic and the Diaspora. @Tunku Varadarajan @AEI @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs.

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The India Pandemic and the Diaspora. @Tunku Varadarajan @AEI @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-sun-never-sets-on-the-woke-empire-11599062724
May 06, 2021
1384: #PacificWatch: Jenner is talented, informed, determined, tireless. @JCBliss
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#PacificWatch: Jenner is talented, informed, determined, tireless.  @JCBliss

https://news.yahoo.com/caitlyn-jenner-reality-tv-star-163025169.html
May 05, 2021
1383: #NewWorld: The pandemic ravages Venezuela. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc.
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#NewWorld:  The pandemic ravages Venezuela.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc. 


https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/americas/venezuela-mayor-covid-19-signs-intl-latam/index.html
May 05, 2021
1383: #NewWorld:AMLO deals with the Devil. . Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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 #NewWorld:AMLO deals with the Devil.  .  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc



https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/amlos-attitude-toward-cartels-is-laissez-faire/
May 05, 2021
1383: #NewWorld: El Salvador for Full Chavez. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: El Salvador: army personnel in e field .

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 #NewWorld: El Salvador for Full Chavez Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/el-salvadors-president-pushes-ahead-with-power-grab-despite-us-condemnation/ar-BB1glXK1


May 05, 2021
1383: #NewWorld: Severe unrest in Colombia; & What is to be done? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: Massacre. Image of the worker strike of the Banana plantation in Santa Marta, Colombia. From left to right Pedro M. del Río, Bernardino Guerrero, Raúl Eduardo Mahecha, Nicanor Serrano and Erasmo Coronell. Guerrero and Coronell died in the Banana Massacre Nov 12, 1928, in Santa Marta, Colombia..


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#NewWorld: Severe unrest in Colombia; & What is to be done?  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JSHumire @SecureFreeSoc 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/may/03/colombia-protests-police-response-unrest

May 05, 2021
1383: The London parks are full; waiting on the pubs. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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The London parks are full; waiting on the pubs. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion


https://news.yahoo.com/london-trade-subdued-june-21-105805938.html
May 05, 2021
1383: The European manufacturing recovery; & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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 The European manufacturing recovery; & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.ft.com/content/8e2cd4ea-8da9-4030-be99-f081f0058852

Eurozone factories are increasing production at a record rate to meet surging global demand, while German retail sales have rebounded more than expected, fuelling hopes that the region’s pandemic-stricken economy is poised for a powerful recovery.


May 05, 2021
1383: Buffett says inflation. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo: The Inflation Waltz.  From Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 .

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 Buffett says inflation. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/warren-buffett-says-berkshire-hathaway-is-seeing-very-substantial-inflation-and-raising-prices/ar-BB1gjeBv

  • We are seeing very substantial inflation," Warren Buffett said at the conglomerate's annual shareholder meeting Saturday. "We are raising prices. People are raising prices to us and it's being accepted."

May 05, 2021
1383: Can Europe save summer despite vaccine nationalism?. @JosephSternber @WSJOpinion
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May 05, 2021
1383: The US can watch as Russia annexes Eastern Ukraine. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: 1930 For the Bolshevik mechanized Donbass.
1930. За большевистский механизированный Донбасс


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 The US can watch as Russia annexes Eastern Ukraine. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/us-will-not-fight-for-ukraine-in-donbass-russian-fm-lavrov-says
May 05, 2021
1383: Australia readies for a long struggle with the predatory PRC. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: On October 1, 1949 a grand ceremony was witnessed by 300,000 people in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, and Mao Zedong, chairman of the Central People's Government, solemnly proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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 Australia readies for a long struggle with the predatory PRC. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/05/04/australia-china-defense-tariffs-policy-taiwan-us/
May 05, 2021
1383: Never seen a boom like this boom. @LizPeek @FoxNews
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Never seen a boom like this boom. @LizPeek @FoxNews

https://www.thestreet.com/video/economic-growth-is-set-to-surge
May 05, 2021
1383: Afghanistan: "We want you to leave; we just don't want you to leave right now." Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (ret). @CBSNews
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Photo: ANP in partnership with Charlie Company 1-24 Inf. search the villages of Musa Khely and Nowrak with the purpose of disrupting  a recent string of IED attacks.
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Afghanistan: "We want you to leave; we just don't want you to leave right now." Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (ret). @CBSNews

https://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/600290-Pakistan-bans-inbound-pedestrian-movement-from-Afghanistan-Iran-
 
May 05, 2021
1383: 2/2: The US Navy 2050 AD needs everything now. Tom Modly, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
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Photo: Stereograph image of the Washington Navy Yard, probably dating from the late 19th century.
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2/2: The US Navy 2050 AD needs everything now. Tom Modly, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2021/april/gray-priorities-next-secnav
May 05, 2021
1383: 1/2: The US Navy 2050 AD needs everything now. Tom Modly, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
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Photo: Landing Craft, Air Cushion 81, from Assault Unit Craft Five, US Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan, glides onto a Gogu beach for the D-Day Mobile Fuel Distribution System concept demonstration in support of FOAL EAGLE 2000. The DMFDS is a Force Warfighting Lab  sponsored by the Office of Naval Research-funded project which demonstrates new techniques in the first-ever transfer of fuel from the sea to land.


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1/2: The US Navy 2050 AD needs everything now. Tom Modly, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2021/april/gray-priorities-next-secnav
May 05, 2021
1383: Politics of the India pandemic. Sadanand @Dhume @AEI @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., during the influenza pandemic of 1918
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CDC.gov: The acceleration phase of a pandemic is complex and requires a multifaceted and rapidly adapting public health response. During a 3-week period in late February to early March, the number of U.S. COVID-19 cases increased more than 1,000-fold.

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 Politics of the India pandemic. Sadanand @Dhume @AEI @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/indias-covid-crisis-could-reach-you-too-11619713949?mkt_tok=NDc1LVBCUS05NzEAAAF80UnLNGvk9m7W3Tze6WAh_eO0obLz5q9HYIILenUN76mbaCol7JiXDNSfrvjNJVXI7pFsmNz48MycZimDaHa7bDI5S70SrNvmzvuYHreR3us
May 05, 2021
1383: Payback to the Progressives who voted for moderate Biden.@LizPeek @FoxNews,
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Photo: Comité de Salut public, An II / Committee of Public Safety, Year Two

The Committee of Public Safety formed the provisional government in France, led mainly by Maximilien Robespierre, during the Reign of Terror, a phase of the French Revolution.

"What about the Committee of Public Safety? Yes, this was the phase with the Committee of Public Safety. Robespierre & co. established a program of revolutionary trials to defend the Republic against internal enemies. Some 40,000 people died during the Terror. At Nantes, refractory clergy were subjected to 'vertical deportation,' i.e., mass drownings in which prisoners were forced onto barges which were deliberately sunk in the Loire. There’s still some question as to whether the famous 'Republican marriages,' in which a priest and a nun were stripped naked and bound to one another before drowning, actually took place."


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Payback to the Progressives who voted for moderate Biden. @LizPeek @FoxNews,

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/441668-any-infrastructure-program-will-be-swallowed-by-the-swamp
May 05, 2021
1382: Silicon Valley and the exit door from California. @DevinNunes, CA-22
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Silicon Valley and the exit door from California. @DevinNunes, CA-22

"It's not infrastructure."


May 04, 2021
1382: California loses a seat; & What is to be done? @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter
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California loses a seat & What is to be done? @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/incumbent-democrats-jeopardy-california
May 04, 2021
1382: The PRC destroys a Hong Kong dissident. @ElishaMaldonado @NYPost
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 The PRC destroys a Hong Kong dissident. @ElishaMaldonado @NYPost

https://nypost.com/2021/04/27/another-dissident-died-in-chinas-prisons-will-we-remember-him/
May 04, 2021
1382: Harris and the Border. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter
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Photo:  Visit of Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to [Pima County,] Arizona's border area with Mexico.
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Harris and the Border. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democratic-senator-mazie-hirono-says-kamala-harris-should-visit-the-border-calls-situation-a-crisis/ar-BB1gfXwv
May 04, 2021
1382: The politics of the worst-case pandemic in vulnerable in India. @CleoPaskal @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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The politics of the worst-case pandemic in vulnerable in India. @CleoPaskal @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


https://in.news.yahoo.com/west-bengal-election-modi-defeated-105155514.html
 

May 04, 2021
1382: FDR's Forgotten Man contrasted with Joe Biden's Forgotten Man. @AmityShlaes. Coolidge Foundation.
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Photo: Forgotten Man by Maynard Dixon, 1934
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FDR's Forgotten Man contrasted with Joe Biden's Forgotten Man. @AmityShlaes. Coolidge Foundation.


The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great DepressionPaperback – Illustrated, May 27, 2008by Amity . Shlaes  (Author)

May 04, 2021
1382: #TammanyHallNeverSleeps: Allegations of sexual abuse by politicians across the New York landscape. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews
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Photo: Gov. Wilson Refused to Mix Up in New York State Politics At Syracuse Yesterday
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#TammanyHallNeverSleeps: Allegations of sexual abuse by politicians across the New York landscape. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-stringer-weiner-schneiderman-spitzer-20210430-xwvh757rjbd6vlddpzoced7aiu-story.html

Fairly or not, it’s Scott Stringer’s time in the barrel now. Take a deep breath, and:


May 04, 2021
1382: "Indiana" Hoenlein and the 2000-year-old Lost Pregnant Mummy. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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"Indiana" Hoenlein and the 2000-year-old Lost Pregnant Mummy. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/egyptian-mummy-pregnant-woman/
May 04, 2021
1382: The Taliban prepare Islamic judges for an Afghanistan with NATO departed. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD
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The Taliban prepare Islamic judges for an Afghanistan with NATO departed. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/04/talibans-deputy-leader-stresses-importance-of-judges-in-the-islamic-emirate.php.
May 04, 2021
1382: Italy reopens again with an ambition to save summer. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation
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Photo: The_Mamertine_prison from Three Vassar Girls in Italy. A holiday excursion of three college girls through the classic lands
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 Italy reopens again with an ambition to save summer. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-20/italy-targets-mid-may-opening-for-tourism-in-bid-to-save-sector
May 04, 2021
1382: Tape-leaking Zarif is running for president of Tehran as a moderate. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Tape-leaking Zarif is running for president of Tehran as a moderate. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/irans-khamenei-calls-remarks-zarif-audio-leak-big-mistake
May 04, 2021
1382: Mitt Romney's unwise (and extravagant) plan for a child allowance & What is to be done? David Henderson @HooverInst @davidrhendersonMonterey
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Mitt Romney's unwise (and extravagant) plan for a child allowance & What is to be done? David Henderson @HooverInst @davidrhendersonMonterey 

May 04, 2021
1382: 1/2: "The Benefit Theory of Taxation" and Its Discontents. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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1/2: "The Benefit Theory of Taxation" and Its Discontents. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst



https://www.hoover.org/research/biden-tax-agenda-seeks-turn-back-rising-tide



The situation is far more dangerous under the proposed Biden capital gains increase, for at a 50 percent tax rate, the new investment would have to generate a 12 percent return to make the sale worthwhile. Therefore, with such a higher capital gains rate, we can be confident of two key propositions: first, that the overall productivity of the economy will decline; and second, federal tax revenues will decline as well.
May 04, 2021
1382: The B-1 is grounded; the bomber fleet is tasked. Tyler Rogoway @TheWarZone
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Photo: An underside view of a B-1 bomber aircraft on its first flight since April, 1981
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The B-1 is grounded; the bomber fleet is tasked. Tyler Rogoway @TheWarZone

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27198/the-air-force-has-grounded-its-b-1b-bomber-fleet-for-the-second-time-in-a-year
May 04, 2021
1382: The screaming diving killer drone Harop. Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone
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Photo:  IAI Harpy, the first-generation loitering munition for SEAD role; immediate predecessor to IAI Harop.

The IAI Harop is a loitering munition developed by the MBT division of Israel Aerospace Industries. It is an anti-radiation drone that can autonomously home in on radio emissions. This SEAD-optimised loitering munition is designed to loiter over the battlefield and attack targets by self-destructing into them

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The screaming diving killer drone Harop. Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40265/the-sound-of-this-nighttime-suicide-drone-strike-is-absolutely-terrifying
May 04, 2021
1382: Anarchy and mass murder in the failed state of Myanmar. Michael Yon. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Anarchy and mass murder in the failed state of Myanmar. Michael Yon. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-04-28/reports-myanmar-airstrikes-target-ethnic-forces-on-2-fronts
 




May 04, 2021
1381: 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. 
May 03, 2021
1381: Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021
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Sénégal River from "Great waterfalls, cataracts, and geysers, described and illustrated, etc"


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Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021


Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate ChangePaperback – 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.
May 03, 2021
1381: David Grantham #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.
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CH-NB - Irak, Baghdad (Bagdad)- Köngispalast - Annemarie Schwarzenbach - SLA-Schwarzenbach-A-5-03-305


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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.
May 03, 2021
1381: John Tamny #Unbound. The complete forty minute interview. March 28, 2021.
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Clemenceau, Wilson and Lloyd George leaving Palace of Versailles after signing peace treaty




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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.
May 03, 2021
1381: Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021
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Visit of American Fleet to Sydney - public schools display, Sydney Cricket Ground, 26th Aug, 1908 - photographer G.A. Hills (5331821658)


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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.
May 03, 2021
1381: 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.
May 03, 2021
1380: Is the Biden Administration retreating on denouncing the American citizenry? @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo: Miss Democracy: "He'll run better without it."

This illustration entitled, Miss Democracy: "He'll Run Better Without It", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on November 16, 1906, depicts Miss Democracy trying to file through the ball and chain and thus freeing William Jennings Bryan from the Democratic Party plank that called for government ownership of certain industries, which many voting Americans denounced.
Berryman Political Cartoon Collection.


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Is the Biden Administration  retreating on denouncing the American citizenry? @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/30/992355205/biden-in-response-to-tim-scott-says-i-dont-think-the-american-people-are-racist
May 02, 2021
1379: #PacificWatch. Special: Tijuana begins to move the migrants away from the San Ysidro crossing. @JCBliss
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Photo: Rebels Marching to U.S. Camp, Tijuana; 1911
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#PacificWatch: Special: Tijuana begins to move the migrants away from the San Ysidro crossing. @JCBliss

https://www.kron4.com/border-report-tour/city-of-tijuana-decides-its-time-to-move-migrant-campsite-from-border/
May 02, 2021
1379: #PacificWatch. Special: Disneyland reopens as California begins the recovery. @JCBliss
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 #PacificWatch: Special: Disneyland reopens as California begins the recovery. @JCBliss

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-04-30/disneyland-disney-california-adventure-reopening-day?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29


May 02, 2021
1379: The Darién Gap migrant march has suddenly slowed to stopped. Michael Yon. Patreon.com
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Photo: Fer-de-lance, Bothrops asper (educational fair use).

The Pan-American Highway is a 19,000-mile road route from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. The route is continuous except for a small missing section on the southern border of Panama often referred to as one of the most inhospitable places on the planet: the Darién Gap.

The Darién Gap is 66 miles without roads consisting of mountainous jungle, swamp, armed guerillas, drug traffickers and deadly creatures covering the border of Panama and Colombia. 

The Fer-de-lance (Bothrops asper) pit viper is one of the most venomous creatures in the Darién Gap. They’re irritable, fast-moving and large enough to bite above your knees. Antivenom usually solves your problem if you get bitten but if left untreated the venom can cause local necrosis (death of body tissue) leading to gangrene or death.
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 The Darién Gap migrant march has suddenly slowed to stopped.  Michael Yon.  Patreon.com
May 02, 2021
1379: Jaguar-hunting in Panama's rain forest in the time of the virus and the Great Migration. Michael Yon Patreon.com
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Jaguar-hunting in Panama's rain forest in the time of the virus and the Great Migration. Michael Yon. Patreon.com
 
May 02, 2021
1379: #CivilWar? Special Report: Yale concentrates the concentration of elite power; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo: Political cartoon from October 1884, showing wealthy plutocrats feasting at a table while a poor family begs beneath.

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#CivilWar? Special Report:  Yale concentrates the concentration of elite power; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/05/rescuing-yale-from-woke-tyranny/
May 02, 2021
1379: #CivilWar? Special Report: The pendulum swings on Big Tech. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo: Microsoft headquarters (western side), Redmond, Washington.

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#CivilWar? Special Report:  The pendulum swings on Big Tech. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-tech-oligarchy-calls-out-for-trustbusters-11619816008
May 02, 2021
1378: Chicken wing shortages along with labor shortages. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
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 Chicken wing shortages along with labor shortages. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

Florida McDonald's offers $50 just to show up for job interview
Utah leads list of best US cities to start a small business, New Jersey ranks among worst:

Restaurants deal with nationwide chicken wing shortage
Rent-a-chicken trend spikes during pandemic


Florida McDonald's offers $50 just to show up for job interview


May 01, 2021
1378: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Facing labor shortages and taxes, Boomers choose retirement from small business. @Gene
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Photo: One version of retirement. Here: near Washington, Pennsylvania.  Dorothea Lange, photographer


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#SmallBusinessAmerica: Facing labor shortages and taxes,  Boomers choose retirement from small business. @Gene

Sign of Small-Business Strain: New Survey Shows Spike in Early Retirement Plans


Under Biden's Tax Plan, 13 States Would See Combined Capital Gains Tax Rate Above 50%
Fwww.newsweek.com%2Funder-bidens-tax-plan-13-states-would-see-combined-capital-gains-tax-rate-above-50-1586496 

FOMC - no change in rates


Consumer Confidence Highest Since February 2020



61% of Small Businesses Say PRO Act Will Destroy Their Business


May 01, 2021
1378: Russian ASAT outpaces the China ASAT; India ASAT surprises.@FRoseDC @WJLA
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India’s recent anti-satellite test was a warning to China and will only exacerbate the rivalry between the two countries. India must prepare for a long-term space competition


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Russian ASAT outpaces the China ASAT; India ASAT surprises.@FRoseDC @WJLA



https://govmatters.tv/united-states-must-track-counterspace-weapons-development-of-both-china-and-russia/
https://govmatters.tv/upcoming-budget-release-will-provide-more-clarity-for-f-35-program/
https://govmatters.tv/new-leadership-could-accelerate-digital-transformation-in-acquisition/


May 01, 2021
1378: The Non-Negotiables vs the Deplorables. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion.
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The Non-Negotiables vs the Deplorables. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion. 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-bidens-art-of-the-non-deal-11619647864

May 01, 2021
1378: The Rio Grande Valley remains overwhelmed. Camilo Montoya-Galvez @camiloreports camiloreports.com
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 The Rio Grande Valley remains overwhelmed. Camilo Montoya-Galvez @camiloreports camiloreports.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/police-discover-possible-human-smuggling-ring-in-houston/ar-BB1geVkc
May 01, 2021
1378: Roscosmos aims for a stepping stone space station of its own. Anatoly Zak @RussianSpaceWeb; David Livingston SpaceShow.com
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Photo:At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 50-51 crewmembers Peggy Whitson of NASA (left), Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center, holding his daughter) and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (right) walk to a bus Nov. 1 that will take them to their plane to fly to their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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Roscosmos aims for a stepping stone space station of its own. Anatoly Zak @RussianSpaceWeb; David Livingston SpaceShow.com

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/protected/ros_2021.html#0419
May 01, 2021
1378: 4/4: Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob Hardcover – February 2, 2021. by Russell Shorto (Author)
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4/4: 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. Smalltime draws 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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May 01, 2021
1378: 3/4: Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021. by Russell Shorto (Author
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3/4: 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. Smalltime draws 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 illustration
 

May 01, 2021
1378: 2/4: Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob Hardcover – February 2, 2021. by Russell Shorto (Author)
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2/4: 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. Smalltime draws 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 illustration
 
May 01, 2021
1378: 1/4: Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto (Author)
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1/4: 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. Smalltime draws 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
May 01, 2021
1378: Taffy pull on Mars. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo taken on March 7, 2021 by the high-resolution camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and cropped and reduced to post here, shows an example of one of Mars’s strangest and most puzzling geological features, dubbed banded or “taffy-pull” terrain by scientists.


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Taffy pull on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/twisted-taffy-in-the-basement-of-mars/
May 01, 2021
1378: China starts the Long March 5B building of its space station, Tianhe. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Colour drawing of China's Long March 3B carrier rocket.  1 May 2008; Own work. Author | me
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China starts the Long March 5B building of its space station, Tianhe. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/spacex-launches-60-more-starlink-satellites-china-launches-tianhe-station-module/
May 01, 2021
1378: 2/2: #CivilWar? The Church of Woke sees 2021 as an existential conflict that must end in total victory. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Mort de peur: Le jeune cub pris de panique seul dans la cabine de pilotage

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2/2: #CivilWar? The Church of Woke sees 2021 as an existential conflict that must end in total victory. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Martyrs_of_the_Church_of_Rome
 
May 01, 2021
1378: 1/2: #CivilWar? The Church of Woke sees 2021 as an existential conflict that must end in total victory. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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1/2: #CivilWar? The Church of Woke sees 2021 as an existential conflict that must end in total victory. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Martyrs_of_the_Church_of_Rome
 
May 01, 2021
1378: Solving the pandemic with vaccinations and discipline is a credit to the nation. @MajorCBS
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Photo:  Good order and discipline is among the highest values in the Marine Corps. The graphic depicts the importance of maintaining high moral standards which helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. This graphic was designed Apr. 3, 2020, at  Combat Camera.


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Solving the pandemic with vaccinations and discipline is a credit to the nation. @MajorCBS

https://www.wlns.com/news/number-of-americans-fully-vaccinated-tops-100-million/
May 01, 2021
1378: #TheScalaReport: The labor shortage is severe at all levels; & What is to be done? Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE
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 #TheScalaReport: The labor shortage is severe at all levels; & What is to be done? Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE

https://www.wcpo.com/rebound/labor-shortage-worsens-where-are-all-the-workers
May 01, 2021
1377: Woke Hollywood at the box office; & What is to be done? @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Beans in Hollywood.   Screenshot from Hollywood Capers, a 1935 Warner Bros. 
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Woke Hollywood at the box office; & What is to be done? @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/give-bill-maher-an-oscar-11619476061

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Apr 30, 2021
1377: Is the fossil fuel favorite natural gas falling out of favor in the West? Charlotte Howard @Economist.
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 Is the fossil fuel favorite natural gas falling out of favor in the West? Charlotte Howard @Economist.


https://www.economist.com/business/2021/04/22/oil-supermajors-mega-bet-on-natural-gas
Apr 30, 2021
1377: Apollo 11 Michael Collins departs us as the SLS arrives at the Kennedy Space Center. CBS News @cbs_spacenews
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Photo: This is the official NASA portrait of the astronaut Michael Collins. Collins chose an Air Force career following graduation from West Point. He served as an experimental flight test officer at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, and, in that capacity, tested performance and stability and control characteristics of Air Force aircraft, primarily jet fighters. Having logged approximately 5,000 hours flying time, Collins was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963. Collins completed two space flights, logging 266 hours in space, of which, 1 hour and 27 minutes was spent in Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA). On July 18, 1966, he served as backup pilot for the Gemini VII mission which included a successful rendezvous and docking with a separately launched Agena target vehicle and, using the power of the Agena, maneuvered the Gemini spacecraft into another orbit for a rendezvous with a second, passive Agena. His skillful performance in completing two periods of EVA included the recovery of a micrometeorite detection experiment from the passive Agena. July 16-24, 1969, Collins served as command module (CM) pilot on Apollo 11, the historic first lunar landing mission. He remained aboard the CM, Columbia, on station in lunar orbit and performed the final re-docking maneuvers following a successful lunar orbit rendezvous with the Lunar Module (LM), Eagle. Collins left NASA in January 1970..
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Apollo 11 Michael Collins passes away as the SLS arrives at the Kennedy Space Center. CBS News @cbs_spacenews 

http://www.cbsnews.com/tech/
Apr 30, 2021
1377: Canada's astounding serenity and caution in the time of the virus and lockdowns. @ConradMBlack
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Canada's astounding serenity and caution in the time of the virus and lockdowns. @ConradMBlack


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/ontario-virus-cases-cresting-at-very-high-level-amid-lockdown/ar-BB1gcrdk
Apr 30, 2021
1377: Postponed. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @yonibmen
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Postponed.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @yonibmen



Yoni Ben Menachem, a veteran Arab affairs and diplomatic commentator for Israel Radio and Television, is a senior Middle East analyst for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as Director General and Chief Editor of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
 
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1377: The glacial pace of Japanese vaccination with the already-once-postponed Olympics under 90 days away. Lucy Craft @CBSNews
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Photo: Japan at Olympics: Kohei Murakoso, Arvo Askola, Ilmari Salminen 1936
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The glacial pace of Japanese vaccination with the already-once-postponed Olympics under 90 days away. Lucy Craft @CBSNews 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/26/japans-slow-covid-vaccine-rollout-casts-cloud-over-tokyo-olympics
Apr 30, 2021
1377: What to make of the Zarif tape? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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What to make of the Zarif tape? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/04/iran-leaked-tape-scandal-claims-its-first-victim
Apr 30, 2021
1377: ". . . more assertive Turkish claims, a more aggressive stance . . ." @BlaiseMisztal & @JINSA; Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Ottoman troops with flag.  Ottoman Infantry Religious flag (Fedais Volunteers) during the Balkan Wars
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 ". . . more assertive Turkish claims, a more aggressive stance . . ."  @BlaiseMisztal & @JINSA; Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

                                                                     
Blaise Misztal is the Vice President for Policy at JINSA. His research interests include Iran and its nuclear program, U.S.-Turkey relations, countering extremism, and strategic competition.
 
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Apr 30, 2021
1377: The scary image is Saigon 1975 in Kabul September 2021. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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The scary image is Saigon 1975 in Kabul September 2021. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_in_the_Vietnam_War
 
Apr 30, 2021
1377: The Biden Administration blames the entrepreneurs of Central America. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion
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The Biden Administration blames the entrepreneurs of Central America. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-policies-ensure-more-migrants-11619383797


Apr 30, 2021
1377: Berlin leans in toward Moscow; & What is to be done? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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Photo: Russia-Germany border before World War I.

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Berlin leans in toward Moscow; & What is to be done? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

https://tass.com/economy/1284753
Apr 30, 2021
1377: Mysteries of the reported Iran talks with Saudi Arabia? with Iraq? @MichaelSinghDC Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Turk negotiations with Arabs.  Photo shows the official opening of Beersheba (Israel) by the Ottoman Turkish government before World War I. 
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 Mysteries of the reported Iran talks with Saudi Arabia? with  Iraq? @MichaelSinghDC Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1


Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute and a former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council.
 
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Apr 30, 2021
1377: The strangely out-of-date Arlington, Virginia, school system virus protocols; & What is to be done? @VerodeRugy @Mercatus
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Photo: Children await inoculation
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The strangely out-of-date Arlington, Virginia, school system virus protocols; & What is to be done? @VerodeRugy @Mercatus


https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/04/21/if-all-the-worlds-a-stage-covid-19-is-writing-the-script


Apr 30, 2021
1377: Prime Minister's Questions spectacular: Johnson vs Starmer! Vicki Barker @vickibark CBS Radio
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Photo:   Back view of Jimbour House during renovations around 1925
Jimbour Station property was one of the largest properties taken up in the 1840s.The pastoral run name was first used by Henry Dennis the pastoralist in 1841. The home built by the Bells was built like an English country home.


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Prime Minister's Questions spectacular: Johnson vs Starmer! Vicki Barker  @vickibark CBS Radio 

The U.K. parliamentary sleaze watchdog may probe whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the code of conduct for Members of Parliament by failing to properly declare how the refurbishment of his government residence was funded.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/uk-parliamentary-sleaze-watchdog-may-investigate-johnson/ar-BB1gcgAv

 

Apr 30, 2021
1377: "Now we're told it doesn't matter; if you're vaxxed you still wear a mask..." @VDHanson @HooverInst
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"Now we're told it doesn't matter; if you're vaxxed you still wear a mask..." @VDHanson @HooverInst

https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/21/how-much-ruin-do-we-have-left/
Apr 30, 2021
1377: "...a Justice Roberts or others may feel so intimidated...." @VDHanson @HooverInst
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"...a Justice Roberts or others may feel so intimidated...." @VDHanson @HooverInst


Apr 30, 2021
1376: The JCPOA (Iran Deal) and Its Discontents. Richard Goldberg @FDD.
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Photo: The Persian Sibyl - also known as the Babylonian, Hebrew or Egyptian Sibyl - was the prophetic priestess presiding over the Apollonian oracle.
        The word "Sibyl" comes (via Latin) from the ancient Greek word sibulla, meaning "prophetess". There were many Sibyls in the ancient world, but the Persian Sibyl allegedly foretold the exploits of Alexander of Macedon.

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The JCPOA (Iran Deal)  and Its Discontents. Richard Goldberg @FDD.


https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/how-republicans-can-stop-biden-from-lifting-iran-sanctions/?itm_source=parsely-api


Apr 29, 2021
1376: Farewell to the Most Alone Man in Human History: Michael Collins on the far side of the Moon, July, 1969. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Far side of the Moon, photographed by Apollo 16.

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Farewell to the Most Alone Man in Human History: Michael Collins on the far side of the Moon, July, 1969. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/apollo-11-astronaut-michael-collins-has-passed-away-at-90/


Carrying the Fire: 50th Anniversary Edition Apr 16, 2019

 
Apr 29, 2021
1376: China vaccine diplomacy wins friends and influences Latn America. Evan Ellis. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: United States Air Force Captain John R. Vydareny, vaccinates a Vietnamese woman against plague during a MEDCAP visit.
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 China vaccine diplomacy wins friends and influences Latn America. Evan Ellis. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Evan Ellis, professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, on this: 
 
 
Apr 29, 2021
1376: Is leaving Afghanistan, 2021, the same as leaving Vietnam, 1975? @AmbJohnBolton
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Photo: Scene of Viet Cong terrorist bombing in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam
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Is leaving Afghanistan, 2021, the same as leaving Vietnam, 1975?  @AmbJohnBolton

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/19/biden-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-taliban-al-qaeda-war-on-terror-pakistan-iran-nato/# 






 

Apr 29, 2021
1376: The surprising Mr. Biden maintains Trump's China tariffs. @AlanTonelson @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Cartoon shows a rich man "Sugar Trust" seated in a chair '[paragraph] 209 16 Dutch" smoking a pipe "Sec. 4 Tariff Law 1897" from which issues smoke labeled "Reciprocity." A man "Beet Sugar" pulls on the back of the chair as Theodore Roosevelt, holding a "Special Message," and Democratic Congressman James Daniel Richardson spur on an elephant and a donkey hitched to a harness connected to a footstool "Duty on dark colored sugar" under the feet of the man.
"Cuban-American Reciprocity Bureau, Washington, D.C."
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 The surprising Mr. Biden maintains Trump's China tariffs. @AlanTonelson @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson
Apr 29, 2021
1376: 2/2: A short history of the American corporation in politics. Henry Tricks, @Economist
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Photo: Cartoon shows little men, labeled "Foreign officials," running to catch briefcases full of money being dropped by parachutes labeled "Northrop" and "Lockheed Aircraft."  In 1976, an investigation revealed that the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation had offered bribes and made illegal payments to officials in Japan, Italy, West Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Greece.  At about the same time, the Northrop Corporation admitted that it had paid  improper commissions to individuals in Italy, Greece, Somalia, Portugal, and Turkey.
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2/2: A short history of the American corporation in politics. Henry Tricks, @Economist



https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/04/15/the-political-ceo?frsc=dg%7Ce
Apr 29, 2021
1376: 1/2: A short history of the American corporation in politics. Henry Tricks, @Economist
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Photo: Washington, D.C., June 24. The "apparent policy" of the C.I.O. is to "rule or ruin American industry," Tom Girdler, Board Chairman of the Republic Steel Corporation, told the Senate Post Office Committee. [year?]
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1/2: A short history of the American corporation in politics. Henry Tricks, @Economist



https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/04/15/the-political-ceo?frsc=dg%7Ce
Apr 29, 2021
1376: The shape of automobile things to come: Teslas, EVs, self-driving shuttles and a BMW back-up. @jefferygilbert, WWJ CBS News
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Photo:  Nino Rovelli in a Fiat-BMW 328 at GP Bari on 30 May 1948. He did not finish, his entry #58 is for a "BMW 328".[1] This car (in this picture) is a Fiat 1100 chassis, with a cycle-fendered custom body and the engine from a BMW 328 that Rovelli crashed at Piacenza in 1947.[2] This car was soon sold to Aldo Clocchiatti of Udine.

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The shape of automobile things to come: Teslas, EVs, self-driving shuttles and a BMW back-up. @jefferygilbert, WWJ CBS News

wwjnewsradio.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/business/tesla-fatal-crash-no-one-in-drivers-seat/index.html
Apr 29, 2021
1376: "Ban the Bomb" 2021. Peter Huessey, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Sabotage of the pitch barrels intended for the celebration in Brussels of the victory in the Four Days Battle, 1666.

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 "Ban the Bomb" 2021. Peter Huessey, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Peter Huessy, director of Strategic Deterrent Studies of the Mitchell Institute of the Air Force Associatio
 
Apr 29, 2021
1376: 2/2: The Equality Act (HR 5) elbows aside religious belief; & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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Photo: Imam Izak-EL M. Pasha with Imam W. D. Mohammed. Masjid Malcolm Shabazz in Harlem, New York.
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2/2: The Equality Act (HR 5) elbows aside religious belief & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

https://www.hoover.org/research/equality-act-takes-road-coercion
Apr 29, 2021
1376: 1/2: The Equality Act (HR 5) elbows aside religious belief ;& What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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1/2: The Equality Act (HR 5) elbows aside religious belief & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

https://www.hoover.org/research/equality-act-takes-road-coercion
Apr 29, 2021
1376: Coal miner inquires of carbon capture sequestration (CCS) @SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer
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Coal miner inquires of carbon capture sequestration (CCS) @SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/coal-workers-union-doesnt-always-represent-coal-worker-values



Apr 29, 2021
1376: Saving St. Boniface and losing the neighborhood that built it. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer.
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Saving St. Boniface ad losing the neighborhood that built it. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer.


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/ancient-and-lonely-urban-monuments-evoke-todays-political-division
 
Apr 29, 2021
1376: Blood cotton in China; & What is to be done? Stephen Yates @DCIAdvisory @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Slavery in the cotton fields: African-Americans in the Southern United States.

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 Blood Cotton in China & What is to be done? Stephen Yates @DCIAdvisory @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Stephen Yates, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory.
Apr 29, 2021
1376: The Super League crashes. Tom Wainwright, @Economist
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Teams
London: Arsenal Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur
Madrid: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid
Manchester: Manchester City,Manchester United
Milan:  Inter Milan, A.C. Milan

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 The Super League crashes. Tom Wainwright, @Economist

https://www.economist.com/business/2021/04/22/europes-super-league-scores-a-spectacular-own-goal?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e
Apr 29, 2021
1376: Brave Little (Toaster) Ingenuity Records Farthest Mars North Flight. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Perseverance's Left Navcam Views Ingenuity During Its Third Flight​: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can be seen hovering during its third flight on April 25, 2021, as seen by the left Navigation Camera aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Brave Little (Toaster) Ingenuity Records Farthest Mars North Flight. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
 


https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/ingenuity-completes-third-flight/
Apr 29, 2021
1376: Blue Origin protests SpaceX for the Lunar Lander. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Blue Origin lift-off..

Reusability is the Starting Point   
Our reusable launch vehicles and rocket engines have lowered the cost of access to space. New Shepard is currently taking payloads to space and will soon fly astronauts. New Glenn's heavy lift capabilities will bring people and payloads to orbit. These next-generation launch vehicles are powered by our family of high-performance, reusable rocket engines. —  https://www.blueorigin.com
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Blue Origin protests SpaceX for the Lunar Lander. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/dynetics-has-joined-blue-origin-in-protesting-starship-contract-by-nasa/


Bonus: thanks to Bobs super taste:Peggy March

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/the-evening-pause/peggy-march-i-will-follow-him/

Apr 29, 2021
1375: #PacificWatch: Special: Burning Man canceled alongside Gavin Newsom's gambit to avoid recall. @JCBliss
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#PacificWatch: Special: Burning Man canceled alongside Gavin Newsom's gambit to avoid recall. @JCBliss


https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/04/27/burning-man-cancels-2021-festival-sets-sights-on-next-years-event/
Apr 28, 2021
1374: Walking in Hyde Park with the Bats of London (common pipistrelle). @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Walking in Hyde Park with the Bats of London (common pipistrelle). @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://londonbats.org.uk/bat-cave/bats-of-london/
Apr 28, 2021
1374: The EU fails vaccine nationalism; & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg
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Apr 28, 2021
1374: Vaccine Britannica politics at No. 10. @JosephSternberg
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A member of the Imperial War Cabinet arriving at No. 10 Downing Street.

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 Vaccine Britanica politics at No 10.@JosephSternberg

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/astrazeneca-sued-by-eu-over-delivery-of-covid-vaccines-dwd8wm6t5
 the case was launched “on behalf of the 27 member states that are fully aligned in their support of this procedure”.

There are hopes that within days people in their thirties will be able to be invited to get a jab, according to reports. tip


 would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” than impose a third lockdown.


Apr 28, 2021
1374: The search for the inflation already in the room. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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The search for the "temporary inflation" already in the room. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-permanent-truth-about-temporary-inflation-11619106820



Apr 28, 2021
1374: #NewWorld: Vaccine nationalism becomes vaccine elitism. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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Photo:  Nationalism in 1960.   Dr Kenneth Kaunda with United National Independence Party supporters after a meeting with Iain Macleod, Colonial Secretary.

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#NewWorld: Vaccine nationalism becomes vaccine elitism . @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/entire-mexican-football-team-leads-latin-american-elite-in-vaccine-tourism-rush-to-the-us/ar-BB1g0Lpy

Apr 28, 2021
1374: Meet the new boss of Cuba, same as the old boss. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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 Meet the new boss of Cuba, same as the old boss. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal



https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/biden-must-seize-cuba-opening-ra-l-castro-steps-down-ncna1264855
Apr 28, 2021
1374: #NewWorld: The trouble in Guatemala. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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Photo: Guatemala City - Calle Real de Jocotenango. Beginning of century.

Ciudad de Guatemala - Calle Real de Jocotenango. Principio de siglo

 
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 #NewWorld: The trouble in Guatemala. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal

https://news.yahoo.com/guatemala-prosecutors-pursue-ex-president-182217072.html
Apr 28, 2021
1374: #NewWorld: Russian agents reported along the Venezuela-Colombia Border. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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 #NewWorld: Russian agents reported along the Venezuela-Colombia Border. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal


https://www.abc.es/internacional/abci-vric-alianza-venezuela-rusia-iran-y-china-201905070142_noticia.html?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fduckduckgo.com
Apr 28, 2021
1374: 2/2: Russia's future may be as straightforwardly dramatic as Putin vs Navalny. Arkady Ostrovsky, @Economist
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Photo: Russian peasants ("Christianin").  Group of women, most seated, and a boy, in front of building.

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 2/2: Russia's future may be as straightforwardly dramatic as Putin vs Navalny. Arkady Ostrovsky, @Economist

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/04/24/russias-president-menaces-his-people-and-neighbours?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e
Apr 28, 2021
1374: 1/2: Russia's future may be as straightforwardly dramatic as Putin vs Navalny. Arkady Ostrovsky, @Economist
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Photo: Император России Николай II - семейный портрет.
Emperor of Russia Nicholas II with Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and daughters.

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1/2: Russia's future may be as straightforwardly dramatic as Putin vs Navalny. Arkady Ostrovsky, @Economist

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/04/24/russias-president-menaces-his-people-and-neighbours?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e
Apr 28, 2021
1374: India's fragile health care system collapses; & What is to be done? Shruti Rajagopalan @Mercatus
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Photo: Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs
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 India's fragile health care system collapses & What is to be done? Shruti Rajagopalan @Mercatus

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-24/u-s-should-donate-covid-19-vaccines-to-stem-india-crisis
Apr 28, 2021
1374: The magical thinking of capital gains tax at 55%. @LizPeek @TheHill
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Photo: Calculating the new income tax
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 The magical thinking of capital gains tax at 55%. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews


https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-43-4-capital-gains-tax-11619132343
Apr 28, 2021
1374: It is imaginable to see plus 8% growth. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews
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Photo: The economy is depicted as a seated woman with a wreath of ears of corn on her head, a scepter in her left hand and a compass in her right hand. Her left arm is leaning on a rudder that steers the economy. In the background, beehives on the left, a plowing farmer on the right.


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It is imaginable to see plus 8 % growth. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews

https://www.axios.com/goldman-sachs-us-economy-grow-8-per-cent-2021-eb7e1d84-b6fa-483a-9e19-37a7faddadc0.html
Apr 28, 2021
1374: The severe labor shortage follows from the unemployment bonuses. @JillianKayM @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Unemployed trappers, Louisiana
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 The severe labor shortage follows from the unemployment bonuses. @JillianKayM @WSJOpinion



https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-relief-makes-help-impossible-to-find-11619208369?mod=searchresults_pos1&page=1



Apr 28, 2021
1374: Macron attends Chad, and the vulnerability of the Sahel. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo:   Group of Kanem-Bu warriors. The Kanem-Bornu Empire controlled almost all of what is today Chad.


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 Macron attends Chad and the vulnerability of the Sahel. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/world/africa/chad-idriss-deby-funeral.html
Apr 28, 2021
1374: The five tiers of competing nations in the Indo-Pacific. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.
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Photo: Into-Pacific: map of East Asia and Oceania.
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 The five tiers of competing nations in the Indo-Pacific. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-warship-to-join-uk-fleet-in-indo-pacific-amid-china-russia-tensions/ar-BB1g4mLv 
Apr 28, 2021
1373: #PacificWatch Special: Recall when? Congress minus? Harris where? Drought now? @JCBliss
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Photo: U.S. Census Bureau Regions and Divisions.

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#PacificWatch Special: Recall when? Congress minus? Harris where? Drought now?  @JCBliss

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article250730434.html 
Apr 27, 2021
1372: The vaccine makes it possible for Italy to reopen again, except Sardinia. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation
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Photo: Sardinia, 1859
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The vaccine makes it possible for Italy to reopen again, except Sardinia. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation

https://news.yahoo.com/finally-italy-reopens-parliament-debates-020016630.html
Apr 27, 2021
1372: Gaza's Iran cut-out Islamic Jihad rains rockets on Israel; & What is to be done? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1@ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo:   Islamitische vorsten op jacht / Muslim monarchs on the prowl.

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 Gaza's Iran cut-out Islamic Jihad rains rockets on Israel & What is to be done? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1@ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-airstrikes-hit-gaza-after-rocket-attacks-clashes-intensify-jerusalem-n1265180
Apr 27, 2021
1372: Chile outperforms then hesitates with China vaccine diplomacy. @MaryAnastasiaOG
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Photo: Salvador Allende assumes the position of President of Chile in 1970. In front of La Moneda with escort.

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 Chile outperforms then hesitates with China vaccine diplomacy. @MaryAnastasiaOG


https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-dose-of-chinese-covid-19-vaccine-offers-little-protection-chile-learns-11618775502
Apr 27, 2021
1372: Will virus-scarred Peru move hard left? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion
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Will virus-scarred Peru move hard Left? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

https://news.yahoo.com/peru-election-leftwinger-pedro-castillo-131852560.html
Apr 27, 2021
1372: Lessons learned of the shutdown Blue states such as MI. @DavidMDrucker @ThadMcCotter
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Photo: Isolation unit for contagious diseases at Osceola migratory labor camps. Belle Glade, Florida
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Lessons learned of the shutdown Blue states such as MI. @DavidMDrucker  @ThadMcCotter

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/opinions/michigan-covid-surge-and-vaccines-sepkowitz/index.html
Apr 27, 2021
1372: PRC vs Musk in China. Charles Ortel. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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 PRC vs Musk in China. Charles Ortel. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill




Charles Ortel of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast on this:
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/23/tesla-in-china-pressure-mounts-on-carmaker-after-customer-protest.html
Apr 27, 2021
1372: PRC races to orbit a space station; & What is to be done? Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: The Moon Goddess Chang'e.
    Her husband managed to obtain two Immortality pills, then was killed by his student.  To protect the world from the student's becoming immortal, she swallowed both pills and rose in the air to the Moon.   She passed the Chinese space station on her way.
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PRC races to orbit a space station & What is to be done? Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill



Rick Fisher, senior fellow on Asian Military Affairs of the International Assessment and Strategy Center, on this: 
http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202104/24/WS60834d45a31024ad0bab9ff5.html



Apr 27, 2021
1372: The unfinished business of the Eric Garner tragedy, July 2014, on DeBlasio's watch. @HarrySiegel @NYDDailyNews
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The unfinished business of the Eric Garner tragedy, July, 2014, on DeBlasio's watch. @HarrySiegel @NYDDailyNews

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-accountability-garner-floyd-20210424-m76blooodvhbxn5sle5jpmabzy-story.html


Apr 27, 2021
1372: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Great time to be a restaurateur—if you survived the pandemic. @GeneMarks. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
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Photo: Kitchen equipment exhibition in Gefle, 1901. Gold medal was awarded to Bolinders for this restaurant kitchen equipment.

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#SmallBusinessAmerica: Great time to be a restaurateur—if you survived the pandemic. @GeneMarks. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

Why it's good to be in the restaurant business right now



Robotics

Biden's policies are already hurting workers — and there's more hurt coming

For example, one company recently released a new warehouse robot called "Stretch" that pretty much does the job of a warehouse worker because it can be programmed to pick up and deliver packages and pallets. And guess what? It's only about $75K, which is pretty much the cost of just one warehouse worker when you figure in benefits and taxes. Oh, and the robot doesn't care about being part of a union.

Robotics

Drywalling Robotics Startup Attracts Investors

Robotics

Whole Foods will soon let customers pay for groceries with palm scan




Dentists get creative in bid to recover from Covid downturn

Amazon opening first hair salon in London in bid to test new technology and sell more beauty products

Apr 27, 2021
1372: #SmallBusinessAmerica: The Architecture Index takes off with the across-the-board recovery boom. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
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#SmallBusinessAmerica: The Architecture Index takes off with the across-the-board recovery boom. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

https://www.aia.org/press-releases/6393416-demand-for-design-services-continues-to-ra
       Strengthening to a score not seen since pre-Great Recession, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) logged its second positive mark since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).



Rental car prices skyrocket as supply lags behind demand



M5 little-known metrics that help small businesses track the economy weekly







Explosive demand for vacation rentals has made property managers a hot commodity
Apr 27, 2021
1372: The Biden Administration and the de-mining of the ravaged Nagorno-Karabakh. @ProfBShaffer @FDD
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The Biden Administration and the de-mining of the ravaged Nagorno-Karabakh. @ProfBShaffer @FDD


https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/04/biden-must-press-armenia-hand-over-minefield-maps/173573/
Apr 27, 2021
1372: The cheaper GOP infrastructure plan is also pricey. Diana Furchtgott-Roth. @GWU
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The cheaper GOP infrastructure plan is also pricey. Diana Furchtgott-Roth. @GWU


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republican-senators-infrastructure-counteroffer/
Apr 27, 2021
1372: Blaming Xavier Beccera for the border crisis is a work in progress. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter
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Blaming Xavier Beccera for the Border Crisis is a work in progress. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter


https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/16/hhs-becerra-biden-migrant-kids-482582
Apr 27, 2021
1372: "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Pirate Henry Avery, 1696. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1@ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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 "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Pirate Henry Avery, 1696. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1@ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9425875/Ancient-coins-solve-mystery-murderous-1600s-pirate.html
Apr 27, 2021
1372: Ignatius's Payback to Kash Patel for Russiagate. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Ignatius's Payback to Kash Patel for Russiagate. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/kash-patel-russia-investigation-washington-post-leaks

Kash Patel told One America News Network this week that Washington Post columnist David Ignatius writing about the alleged inquiry is "the height of hypocrisy," considering how a key element of the Trump-Russia investigation, the FBI's targeting of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, came to light in a column the journalist wrote more than four years ago.
Apr 27, 2021
1372: AG Merrick Garland investigates the police. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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AG Merrick Garland investigates the police. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness


https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/obama-encore-biden-justice-department-announces-investigation-of-minneapolis-police-department/
Apr 27, 2021
1371: Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021
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Alaska Seal Fisheries




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Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021


Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate ChangePaperback – 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.
Apr 26, 2021
1371: David Grantham #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.
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[Baghdad, the riverfront, looking north to the Old City from the right bank, near the British Embassy]




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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.
Apr 26, 2021
1371: John Tamny #Unbound. The complete forty minute interview. March 28, 2021.
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Summary

In the fall of 1918, the worldwide influenza epidemic hit Seattle. The flu was sudden and deadly. The city's health commissioner banned dances and closed theaters, churches, and schools. At the height of the epidemic, anyone going out in public was required by law to wear a mask made of six layers of gauze. This was supposed to keep the flu germs from spreading.
This 1918 photo shows a woman elevator operator in a Seattle building wearing her flu mask.

Subjects (LCTGM): Elevators; Communicable diseases; Women--Employment Influenza; Public health


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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.
Apr 26, 2021
1371: 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.
Apr 26, 2021
1371: Josh Rogin #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, March 21, 2021
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1938. Eighth Route Army fighting on Futuyu Great Wall in Laiyuan, Hebei, China, 1938
中文(简体)‎: 1938年,八路军在河北省涞源县浮图峪村的长城战斗。沙飞摄。
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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.
Apr 26, 2021
1370: #MotownReport: Whitmer's two days in Florida: "I wasn't partying in Miami." @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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 #MotownReport: Whitmer's two days in Florida: "I wasn't partying in Miami." @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whitmer-criticism-florida-trip-partying-miami
Apr 25, 2021
1370: The Ice Age of the 1970s becomes the Climate Change of the 2020s. @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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The Ice Age of the 1970s becomes the Climate Change of the 2020s. @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/23/gen-x-dig-out-your-snowmobile-boots/
Apr 25, 2021
1369: #PacificWatch Special: The California cruise ships are coming back. The California wildfires are coming back. @JCBliss
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Photo: RMS Strathaird, a P&O cruise ship of the early-20th century. The company began offering luxury cruise services in 1844.
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#PacificWatch Special: The California cruise ships are coming back.  The California wildfires are coming back. @JCBliss


https://www.presstelegram.com/2021/04/24/cruises-expected-to-relaunch-by-the-end-of-this-year-pending-ongoing-talks-with-cdc/

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/04/23/big-basin-redwoods-slow-progress-on-rebuilding-after-wildfire-a-massive-job/

Hazardous trees pose a risk. The wreckage of burned buildings and vehicles from the Aug. 19 wildfire still hasn’t been cleared. State officials haven’t completed a damage estimate of how much it will cost to rebuild. And the process for holding public meetings to construct new facilities at Big Basin — California’s oldest state park, whose soaring redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains attracted 1 million visitors a year — hasn’t yet begun.


Apr 25, 2021
1369: #PacificWatch Special: Becerra Looks to Be the Fall Guy for the Border fail. @JCBliss
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#PacificWatch Special: #PacificWatch Special: Becerra Looks to Be the Fall Guy for the Border fail. @JCBliss

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/16/hhs-becerra-biden-migrant-kids-482582

Top White House officials have grown increasingly frustrated with Health Secretary Xavier Becerra over his department’s sluggish effort to house thousands of unaccompanied minors, as the administration grapples with a record number of children crossing the southern border.
Apr 25, 2021
1368: Celebrating ANZAC Day in the time of the virus without enough vaccine anytime soon. Jeremy Zakis.
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Photo: Anzacs present Madame Ada Crossley with floral tributes - 19 November 1915
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Celebrating ANZAC Day in the time of the virus without enough vaccine anytime soon. Jeremy Zakis.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/anzac-day-services-and-private-commemorations-across-australia-light-up-the-dawn/ar-BB1g0Zrm
Apr 25, 2021
1368: 2/2: The Darién Gap Marauders include the Embera of Panama and Colombia.
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2/2: The Darien Gap Marauders include the Embera of Panama and Colombia.

https://www.patreon.com/m/1449034/posts
Apr 25, 2021
1368: 1/2: The Darién Gap Marauders include the Emberá of Panama and Colombia.
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Photo: The riverine Emberá people, Sambú River, Darién. Panama 
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1/2: The Darien Gap Marauders include the Embera of Panama and Colombia.

https://www.patreon.com/m/1449034/posts
Apr 25, 2021
1367: #PacificWatch Special: Poison Bombing Farallon Islands and the Tiny Houses of the LA homeless
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Light-house at Farallon Islands, Pacific Ocean.



 
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#PacificWatch Special: Poison Bombing Farallon Islands and the Tiny Houses of the LA homeless

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/04/22/biden-administration-revives-farallon-islands-poison-plan/

https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/22/north-hollywood-tiny-homes-community-nears-opening-activists-protest-at-ceremony/

 
Apr 24, 2021
1366: No guard rails, just like 1968. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion
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 No guard rails, just like 1968. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-maxine-waters-problem-11619044934?st=k6hw6w3g13bumb3&reflink=article_copyURL_share
Apr 24, 2021
1366: 4/4: Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell, Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021
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4/4: 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. 
Apr 24, 2021
1366: 3/4: Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021
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3/4: 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. 
Apr 24, 2021
1366: 2/4: Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021
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2/4: 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. 
Apr 24, 2021
1366: 1/4: Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell, Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021
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Photo: Arizona boasts one of the largest yellow pine forests in the country. This is the Apache National Forest. Navajo County, Arizona
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1/4: 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. 
Apr 24, 2021
1366: Thirteen years later DoubleVerify launches NYSE IPO. David Blumberg, Blumberg Capital. Oren Netzer, Co-founder.
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Thirteen years later DoubleVerify launches NYSE IPO. David Blumberg, Blumberg Capital. Oren Netzer, Co-founder.


Blumberg Capital's blog posthttps://blumbergcapital.com/congratulations-to-doubleverify-on-its-ipo/

Crunchbase News article on the "big winners": https://news.crunchbase.com/news/the-big-winners-in-doubleverifys-ipo/

MarketWatch article on IPO: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/topstocks/doubleverifys-stock-opens-30-above-ipo-price-valuing-company-at-more-than-5-billion/ar-BB1fTHSE



 
Apr 24, 2021
1366: 2/2: #CivilWar? — Not forgetting the deep divisions in Spain and America. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo: Bursting of a shell in the streets of Charleston, South Carolina; 1864
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2/2: #CivilWar?: Not forgetting the deep divisions in Spain and America. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis


https://www.anewcivilwar.com/post/old-civil-wars-never-die-like-zombies-they-are-raised-by-history-to-devour-us

Apr 24, 2021
1366: !/2: #CivilWar? —Not forgetting the deep divisions in Spain and America. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo:  Spanish civil war: Attack on Rebel Position, Somosierra, Madrid
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!/2: #CivilWar?: Not forgetting the deep divisions in Spain and America. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis


https://www.anewcivilwar.com/post/old-civil-wars-never-die-like-zombies-they-are-raised-by-history-to-devour-us


Apr 24, 2021
1366: Falling behind the PRC. @FRoseDc @WJLA
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Photo: Competition:  Horsemanship Competition for the Shunzhi Emperor  清 那爾敦布 順治皇帝進京之隊伍賽馬全圖 卷

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Falling behind the PRC. @FRoseDc @WJLA

https://govmatters.tv/china-is-eroding-the-technological-edge-of-the-united-states-warns-defense-expert/
Apr 24, 2021
1366: The US Navy Shipyard Gap; & What is to be done? JerryHendrixII @WSJOpinion
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Photo:The frigate USS MOINESTER  and USS JESSE L. BROWN are moored together at a pier at a Mobile shipyard.
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The US Navy Shipyard Gap; & What is to be done? JerryHendrixII @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/want-infrastructure-build-shipyards-11619044766

Apr 24, 2021
1366: Debt is expensive and attracts endless tax hikes now and forever. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus
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Photo: Debt.  Abuse of article 214 of the civil law. “My lady wife, you let me want for everything, you only allow me a miserable pension of three thousand francs, you throw me out of your door like a beggar, and, what is more, you want to drive me away from Paris, exile me, deport me!... No! No! I won't leave France! I won't! I won't!!... Listen, I owe my friend Bertrand 10'000 Fr., it's a gambler's debt, a debt of honor, I owe my cook 525 Fr. and ten francs for my chambers, a total of 10'535 Fr. Let me have a few thousand francs more to take my mind off my domestic worries and, on my word of honor, I won't pester you any longer.”
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Debt is expensive and attracts endless tax hikes now and forever. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus


https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/04/21/just-because-its-said-by-joe-doesnt-make-it-so


Apr 24, 2021
1366: #TheScalaReport: Major cities are recovering more slowly than the nation; & What is to be done? Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE
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Photo:  Produce peddler's truck in market at San Antonio, Texas
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 #TheScalaReport: Major cities are recovering more slowly than the nation; & What is to be done? Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/bls-reveals-big-city-unemployment-much-higher-national-average
Apr 24, 2021
1366: 1/2: Where do the migrants of Panama's Darien Gap come from? @Michael_Yon
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Photo: Emberas : Cultura viva en el Alto Baudó-Chocó. Screen grab.
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1/2: Where do the migrants of Panama's Darien Gap come from? @Michael_Yon 

Apr 24, 2021
1366: 2/2: Where do the migrants of Panama's Darién Gap come from? @Michael_Yon
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Photo: The Darién Gap  is a break across the North and South American continents within Central America, consisting of a large watershed, forest, and mountains in the northern portion of Colombia's Chocó Department and Panama's Darién Province.
      The Darién Gap is home to the Embera-Wounaan and Guna, as well as the Cueva (who were extinct by 1535) before the 16th century.  Here: The poet and politician Eduardo Cote Lamus on his journey in Río San Juan (Choco, Colombia) in 1958 with some of the people speaking Choco languages.
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2/2: Where do the migrants of Panama's Darien Gap come from? @Michael_Yon 


Apr 24, 2021
1366: Pioneering the skies of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Earth and Moon from Mars, imaged by Mars Global Surveyor on May 8, 2003, 13:00 UTC. South America is visible.).

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Pioneering the skies of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/the-upcoming-first-launch-of-chinas-space-station/
Apr 24, 2021
1366: PRC copies the Soviet Mir space station as soon as 2022? Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: This is the logo for and owned by China National Space Administration. 

Map of Chinese space installations:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_space_program

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PRC copies the Soviet Mir space station as soon as 2022? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/the-upcoming-first-launch-of-chinas-space-station/
Apr 24, 2021
1365: 2/2: Into Panama's Darién Gap with the Emberá People and the Great Migration. @Michael_Yon.
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Photo:The Emberá are a riverine people, historically building their houses along the banks of rivers. 

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2/2: Into Panama's Darién Gap with the Emberá People and the Great Migration. @Michael_Yon.


https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/apr/06/the-mapmaker-whos-saving-lives-in-panamas-pandemic/
Apr 23, 2021
1365: 1/2: Into Panama's Darién Gap with the Emberá People and the Great Migration. @Michael_Yon.
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Photo: The Emberá, also known in the historical literature as the Chocó or Katío Indians, are an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. In the Emberá language, the word ẽberá can be used to mean person, man, or indigenous person, depending on the context.
    Here: A map of the Darién isthmus, 1699.

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1/2: Into Panama's Darién Gap with the Emberá People and the Great Migration. @Michael_Yon.


https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/apr/06/the-mapmaker-whos-saving-lives-in-panamas-pandemic/
Apr 23, 2021
1365: Joe Biden is not FDR class. @ConradMBlack @NRO
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Photo: Casablanca Conference, January 14-24, 1943.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in garden of the presidential villa at Casablanca during the Casablanca conference.   U.S. Navy photograp.

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Joe Biden is not FDR class. @ConradMBlack @NRO

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/in-defense-of-fdr/
Apr 23, 2021
1365: "It is a continuous monarchy since William the Conqueror." @ComradMBlack
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Photo: Ships of William the Conqueror,
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"It is a continuous monarchy since William the Conqueror." @ComradMBlack

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-prince-philip-was-a-royal-consort-like-no-other
Apr 23, 2021
1365: Abbas: "Looking for excuses to avoid and election." Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Costumes and characters, etc. Family group, Ramallah
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Abbas: "Looking for excuses to avoid an election." Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1


https://news.yahoo.com/abbas-weighs-delay-palestinian-parliamentary-143949791.html
Apr 23, 2021
1364: "Putin is facing a lot of problems at home." @AnnaBorsh @WashInstitute
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Photo: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20
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"Putin is facing a lot of problems at home." @AnnaBorsh @WashInstitute


Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East. In addition, she is a contributor to Oxford Analytica and a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy. Her forthcoming book is entitled Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence I.B. Tauris.
 
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Apr 23, 2021
1364: Iran-controlled militia camped on the Golan. Serit Zehavi, ALMA. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Fighting on the Golan Heights - The Central Intelligence Agency
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Iran-controlled militia camped on the Golan. Serit Zehavi, ALMA. 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.
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Apr 23, 2021
1364: #JerusalemReport: Expanding levels of Iranian activity in Morocco. @IlanBerman, American Foreign Policy Council; Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: The Sultan of Morocco on his way to worship in the Kutubia mosque in his capital at Fez.
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#JerusalemReport: Expanding levels of Iranian activity in Morocco. @IlanBerman American Foreign Policy Council Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency as well as the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and has also provided assistance on foreign policy and national security issues to a range of governmental agencies and congressional offices. He has been called one of America's "leading experts on the Middle East and Iran" by CNN.
 
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Apr 23, 2021
1364: McCotter: "As an Irishman, John, I have never been part of the British Empire." @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo: Ruins from A History of the Irish Nation, etc. 
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McCotter: "As an Irishman, John, I have never been part of the British Empire." @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness


https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/09/end-woke-corporate-extortion/
Apr 23, 2021
1363: The Supreme Court reads the headlines. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo: New Supreme Court Nominee faces "firing squad." Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 1938
     Shortly after his nomination to the Supreme Court bench was announced today by President Roosevelt, U.S. Solicitor General Stanley F. Reed faces this huge battery of cameras—both sounds and still—at his office in the Justice Department, 1/18/38
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The Supreme Court reads the headlines. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/the-supreme-thuggery-of-democrats-court-packing-scheme/
Apr 23, 2021
1363: Is the GOP waiting for another Shane? @VDHanson @HooverInst
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Photo: Cowboy hero: mural in Sheridan, Wyoming, showing a subject often depicted in the Cowboy State, including on its license plates, of a cowboy aboard a bucking bronco. The movie Shane took place in Wyoming.


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Is the GOP waiting for another Shane? @VDHanson @HooverInst

https://www.amazon.com/Case-Trump-Victor-Davis-Hanson/dp/1541673549
Apr 23, 2021
1362: Biden: "Talk loudly and carry a switch" @VDHanson @HooverInst
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Photo: Anti Patriotic Federation of Ci-devant Aristocrats / Convened by Discord greeted by Ambition, Hipocrisy and Personal Interest &c..

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Biden:"Talk loudly and carry a switch @VDHanson @HooverInst


https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/14/how-to-start-a-war/
Apr 23, 2021
1361: Iran Deal: The Odd Man Out Is the US. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD
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Photo: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar  sixth king of the Qajar Dynasty
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Iran Deal: The Odd Man Out Is the US. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD

https://news.yahoo.com/iran-sees-vienna-talks-moving-140419769.html
Apr 23, 2021
1361: The Climate Czar flies private jet.@SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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Photo: Gulfstream IV.  Fair use, and screen grab.

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 The Climate Czar flies private jet.@SebGorka #AmericaFirst

https://news.yahoo.com/kerry-family-jet-flies-idaho-145732759.html
Apr 23, 2021
1361: What does the Royal Family represent to an Englishman? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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Photo:  The British Royal Family, 1914-1918. 
   Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra turn to smile for the camera as they look at the work on display during the private view of an exhibition of naval photographs, 21 July 1918. The exhibition is being held at Princes Gallery, Piccadilly.  In the background, Princess Mary and King George V (wearing a top hat) can be clearly seen.

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 What does the Royal Family represent to an Englishman? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
Apr 23, 2021
1361: Who leaked NSC North Korea detail December 2017? @VictoriaCoates Center for Security Policy.
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Photo: National Security Council in the Cabinet Room of the White House; 1974.

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Who leaked NSC North Korea detail December 2017? @VictoriaCoates Center for Security Policy.


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/20/colin-kahls-loose-lips-sink-ships/
 

Apr 23, 2021
1360: #HotelMars: Bill Nelson is not a NASA risk-taker. Rand Simberg. Dave Livingston SpaceShow.com
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Photo: Martian sunset, Spirit rover, 2005. 
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#HotelMars: Bill Nelson is not a NASA risk-taker. Rand Simberg. Dave Livingston SpaceShow.com


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/bill-nelson-backs-nasa-e2-80-99s-moon-plans-climate-change-work-in-confirmation-hearing/ar-BB1fUqcJ
Apr 22, 2021
1360: NGO Freedom House demotes India; & What is to be done? Sadanand @Dhume @AEI
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Apr 22, 2021
1360: The Uyghurs are watching Washington. Nury Turkel. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Kashgar road scene, 1870s.

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 The Uyghurs are watching Washington. Nury Turkel.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Nury Turkel, co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and a commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, on this:

https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/19/break-their-lineage-break-their-roots/chinas-crimes-against-humanity-targeting
Apr 22, 2021
1360: PRC DNA thieves target the 2022 Winter Olympics. @CleoPaskal @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: DNA helix.
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PRC DNA thieves target the 2022 Winter Olympics. @CleoPaskal @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill



Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.


Apr 22, 2021
1360: Spaceflight monetizes. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: A 10-inch-long ceramic model of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, or SNC, Dream Chaser spacecraft is prepared for high-speed wind tunnel tests at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The tests measure how much heat the winged vehicle would experience during ascent and re-entry through the atmosphere, including the spacecraft's lower- and upper-body flaps, elevons and a rudder.
Apr 22, 2021
1360: Ingenuity wows 2 planets. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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 Ingenuity wows 2 planets. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/four-more-flights-for-ingenuity-in-the-next-eleven-days/
Apr 22, 2021
1360: Trump banners displayed, Populism waits for a hero. Salena Zito @DCExaminer Salenazito.com
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Photo: Privae photo, Schoharie Co.
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Trump banners displayed, Populism waits for a hero. Salena Zito @DCExaminer Salenazito.com

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/trump-didnt-form-a-populist-coalition-he-was-the-result-of-one
Apr 22, 2021
1360: After the pandemic, Biking bonanza. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer
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Photo: New bicycle helps solve transit problem
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After the pandemic, Biking bonanza. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/where-all-bicycles-go-to-heaven


Apr 22, 2021
1359: Nord Stream 2: Is Berlin leaning toward Moscow? @PaulR_Gregory @HooverInst
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Photo: German with Russian hand grenades

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Nord Stream 2:  Is Berlin leaning toward Moscow? @PaulR_Gregory @HooverInst


https://thehill.com/opinion/international/549137-did-biden-blink-on-russia-limited-sanctions-and-no-summit
Apr 22, 2021
1359: The Biden Administration reinforces NATO. @Brad_L_Bowman @FDD
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Photo: NATO Defense College, Ecole Militaire
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 The Biden Administration reinforces NATO. @Brad_L_Bowman @FDD


https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/04/09/austin-first-trip-israel-as-defense-secretary/
Apr 22, 2021
1359: 2/2: SCOTUS reads the headlines. John Yoo, @HooverInst @AEI
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Photo: "The red specter of revolution." Cartoon showing robed Supreme Court justices John Marshall Harlan and Edward Douglass White lifting up armed man "anarchy."
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2/2: SCOTUS reads the headlines. John Yoo, @HooverInst @AEI


https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-court-packing-radical-institution-john-yoo

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/u-s-supreme-court-doubts-green-cards-for-some-protected-migrants/ar-BB1fPnXu


Apr 22, 2021
1359: 1/2: SCOTUS reads the headlines. John Yoo, @HooverInst @AEI
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1/2: SCOTUS reads the headlines. John Yoo, @HooverInst @AEI 


https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-court-packing-radical-institution-john-yoo


Apr 22, 2021
1359: Kerry in Beijing: Energy appeasement. Christian Whiton. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  Appeasement: Eight-frame comic strip.  Spareribs comes up with a scheme to appease an African king.  He dresses Gravy up in a bearskin he has stolen from the palace.  Spareribs pretends that he has acquired a dancing bear, which pleases the king.  He tells Spareribs to put Gravy in the cage with other bears, but Gravy resists.  Spareribs pulls so hard on Gravy's leash, that the head comes off the bear costume.  The king has Spareribs and Gravy put into chains.

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Kerry in Beijing: Energy appeasement. Christian Whiton. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, on this:
Apr 22, 2021
1359: Why does the PRC spy on Vancouver diners? Charles Burton @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Logo, Haidilao restaurant.  Logos are public domain.

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 Why does the PRC spy on Vancouver diners?  Charles Burton @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Charles Burton, senior fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute,
Apr 22, 2021
1359: After DeBlasio. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews
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After DeBlasio. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews


https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-is-yang-yanking-our-chain-20210417-h2kxggxrpfa2jif2fsuk6iqzba-story.html
Apr 22, 2021
1359: Amazon outmaneuvers the Biden Administration. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion
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 Amazon outmaneuvers the Biden Administration. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-union-guy-11618871294
Apr 22, 2021
1358: Suddenly uncertain, Gretchen Whitmer hesitates at another expert-recommended lockdown of Michigan; & What is to be done?
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Photo: Alabama Guardsmen and Romanian military medical professionals take photos and converse with Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson in Birmingham, Ala., May 29, 2020. Wilson provided valuable insight for measures concerning the return from lockdowns and quarantines to routine daily life. (U.S. Army Photo by SGT Samuel Hartley).

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Suddenly uncertain Gretchen Whitmer hesitates at another expert-recommended lockdown of Michigan & What is to be done?


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/expert-who-spoke-to-whitmer-on-new-orders-michigan-is-losing-the-race-to-the-virus/ar-BB1fRtcj
Apr 21, 2021
1358: Inflation: "Are we going to replay the 1970s?" John Cochrane @HooverInst
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Photo: Line at a gas station in Maryland, June 15, 1979.
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Inflation: "Are we going to replay the 1970s?" John Cochrane @HooverInst


https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2021/04/inflation-levels.html?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=95d8be8570-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_05_04_36_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-95d8be8570-72839649

Apr 21, 2021
1358: The Pentagon shows growing confidence with AI. @FroseDC @WJLA.
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Photo: Silver didrachma from Crete depicting Talos, an ancient mythical automaton with artificial intelligence.

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The Pentagon shows growing confidence with AI. @FroseDC @WJLA.



https://govmatters.tv/former-deputy-secretary-of-defense-says-artificial-intelligence-momentum-is-building/ 


Apr 21, 2021
1358: "Democracy" is the new tool for good old-fashioned autocracy. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: Good bye Autocracy: words and music by Flora Leaverton Belford ; arranged by Minnie Webb Castle. For voice and piano..

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"Democracy" is the new tool for good old-fashioned autocracy. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs


https://hir.harvard.edu/populism-and-peru-how-a-dangerous-ideology-caused-the-countrys-recent-instability/
Apr 21, 2021
1358: "I'm not a silly woman!" said Elizabeth to Philip during lockdown. "I'm the Queen!" Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: Postage Stamp Depicting Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip 1953
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 "I'm not a silly woman!" said Elizabeth to Philip during lockdown. "I'm the Queen!"  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

https://inworldtrend.com/queen-and-prince-philip-bickered-sweetly-throughout-lockdown-report/
Apr 21, 2021
1358: Economical Putin uses the same team to poison expat enemies that he uses to blow up Czech arms manufacturers. @JosephSternberg
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Economical Putin uses the same team to poison expat enemies that he uses to blow up Czech arms manufacturers. @JosephSternberg

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/salisbury-novichok-suspects-behind-fatal-blast-at-czech-weapons-depot-r7f7db7zw


Apr 21, 2021
1358: The EU fails even at vaccine nationalism. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Well-clad bureaucrats make unhelpful decisions.  Here:  OEEC Favors Continuation of European Payments Union


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The EU fails even at vaccine nationalism. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/troubled-covid-19-vaccine-rollout-in-europe-nears-possible-turning-point-11617957085
The European Union’s economy and vaccination effort have been mired for months, but its fortunes could change by midyear—provided that mishaps stop hampering its vaccine supply
Apr 21, 2021
1358: "Get out!" says the publican to the labor leader of London about the failure to challenge the year-long lockdowns. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo: The Publican's Coat of Arms Explain'd and Figure'd
A mock coat-of-arms satirizing over-charging by tavern keepers. The shield is divided into three parts: the upper half contains a version of BM Satires 1918 with an excise man, holding a paper lettered "Gets by the Act 5000", sitting astride a barrel, lettered "3s p Barrel" and on its trolley, "6s raisd"; the barrel is drawn over a paper marked "Magna C-a" by a lion and accompanied by a soldier riding a unicorn; at lower left (dexter), the upper part of a grenadier holding a long-barreled gun and a tankard, upside down, lettered "3p Day"; at lower right (sinister), the upper part of a haggard gin-seller resting on a barrel and holding a small glass upside down. The crest is formed of a tankard marked "3p 1/2 Short Measure pays House Rent", and a smiling head resembling that of William Murray, Earl of Mansfield, bearing horns and antlers.
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"Get out!" says the publican to the labor leader of London about the failure to challenge the year-long lockdowns. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/04/19/watch-sir-keir-starmer-ordered-furious-landlord-leave-pub-walkabout/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_iosshare_AxBPbwKs2jRD
Apr 21, 2021
1358: London parks fill with happy trash as the people return. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo: International symbol "Tidyman" used on packaging to remind people to dispose of it in a bin instead of littering.

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 London Parks fill with happy trash as the people return. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2021/apr/20/european-super-league-backlash-builds-against-breakaway-plan-live?page=with:block-607f7c7f8f08505668d96320
Apr 21, 2021
1358: The Biden spending is for the unions. @LizPeek @FoxNews
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The Biden spending is for the unions. @LizPeek @FoxNews

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-weak-poll-numbers-americans-unhappy-liz-peek
Apr 21, 2021
1358: "People haven't spent their money in a year." @LizPeek @FoxNew @TheHill
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Photo: Buffalo Savings Bank, Buffalo, N.Y.
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"People haven't spent their money in a year."  @LizPeek @FoxNew @TheHill

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/stocks-are-at-all-time-highs-and-the-us-economy-is-booming-so-why-is-everyone-so-freaked-out/ar-BB1fKJvx
Apr 21, 2021
1358: #NewWorld: Peru chooses between the radicals of Castillo and the unknowns of Fujimori. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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#NewWorld: Peru chooses between the radicals of Castillo and the unknowns of Fujimori. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/world/americas/peru-election.html
Apr 21, 2021
1358: #NewWorld: Confident Chile suddenly doubts the Chinese vaccine. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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#NewWorld: Confident Chile suddenly doubts the Chinese vaccine. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-dose-of-chinese-covid-19-vaccine-offers-little-protection-chile-learns-11618775502
Apr 21, 2021
1358: #NewWorld: Social welfare Costa Rica sags into unsustainable debt during the virus. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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#NewWorld: Social welfare Costa Rico sags into unsustainable debt during the virus. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/costa-rica-e2-80-99s-president-says-cutting-the-deficit-will-be-his-legacy/ar-BB1ftvd0

Apr 21, 2021
1358: #NewWorld: Under the volcanoes of St. Vincent and Venezuela and FARC. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal
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Photo: South lip, Crater, Soufriere, St Vincent.
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 #NewWorld: Under the volcanoes of St. Vincent and Venezuela and FARC. @JMHumire @MariaFdaCabal

https://www.voanews.com/americas/volcano-st-vincent-still-erupting


https://www.radiohc.cu/en/noticias/internacionales/254521-at-least-14-former-farc-rebels-killed-in-fighting-with-colombian-army
Apr 21, 2021
1358: 2/2: The Obama Presidential Center is not a library; & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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Photo: Sailors stationed aboard various tenant commands of Naval Station Great Lakes, assist in unloading artifacts from the Obama administration at the Obama Presidential Library in Schaumburg, Ill.
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2/2: The Obama Presidential Center is not a library & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/obama-presidential-center-faces-new-lawsuit-the-same-day-as-pre-construction-work-in-jackson-park-begins/ar-BB1fED0l
Apr 21, 2021
1358: 1/2: The Obama Presidential Center is not a library; & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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1/2: The Obama Presidential Center is not a library & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/obama-presidential-center-faces-new-lawsuit-the-same-day-as-pre-construction-work-in-jackson-park-begins/ar-BB1fED0l
Apr 21, 2021
1357: #PacificWatch: The Homeless in LA and the Undocumented in Long Beach, @JCBliss
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#PacificWatch: The Homeless in LA and the Undocumented in Long Beach. @JCBliss

https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2021-04-19/los-angeles-will-increase-budget-for-addressing-homelessness?utm_id=275