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Those who have read "Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" will recall references to several affairs in which the United States government found the investigator's unusual powers of inestimable service. In such matters, tremendous interests often stand dangerously balanced, and the most delicate touch is required if they are not to be sent toppling. As Ashton-Kirk has said: "When a crisis arises between two of the giant modern nations, with their vast armies, their swift fleets, their dreadful engines ...
 
🎥 +🍻 Does the world need another movie podcast? No – it needs this one, dammit! A couple of Okies & their buddy in the bayou host in-depth discussions about the latest films, pit seminal classics against one another, and catch up the cinematic staples they’ve somehow overlooked. PLUS! beer + movie pairings, recommendations, and a whole lot more!
 
Throughout history there have been many creative artists whose fame depends largely on their association with a much greater artist. Such the case of Thomas Shadwell, poet and prolific writer of low brow comedies, who is today most famous as the butt of satire by one of greatest and most influential English poets, John Dryden. Shadwell and Dryden were at first colleagues and collaborators, but later fell out over some sharp divergences of opinion. In particular, Dryden disagreed with Shadwel ...
 
Before Downton Abbey, there was Mary Broome. In Allan Monkhouse's 1911 satire, when the son of a middle-class household gets their housemaid pregnant, the two families must try to combine their very different values. (Summary by wildemoose)Cast:Sheila Ray: GraceAda Timbrell: Charlotte DuckettEdgar Timbrell: mbMary Broome: Arielle LipshawLeonard Timbrell: balaMrs. Timbrell: Elizabeth KlettEdward Timbrell: ToddHWMaid: Beth ThomasMr. Pendleton: CalmDragonMrs. Pendleton: Tara DowMrs. Greaves: Av ...
 
John Churton Collins was a literary critic who lived from 1848-1908. In 1904 John Collins became professor of English literature at Birmingham University (United Kingdom). He writes about the lives of English and German authors beginning with William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and ending with Alfred, Lord Tennyson(1809-1892). He wrote the book in response to On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, by Thomas Carlyle (1840). His son, L.C. Collins, collected these essays from various s ...
 
Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Anne/Narrator: Arielle LipshawMrs. Lynde: Amy GramourMr. Harrison: AnthonyMarilla Cuthbert/Benji ...
 
A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. It is a testimony of Wilde's wit and his brand of dark comedy. It looks in particular at English upper class society and has been reproduced on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Lord Illingworth: Peter BishopSir John Pontefract: Ernst PattynamaLord Alfred Rufford: Bob GonzalezMr. Kelvil, M.P.: Nigel Boydell ...
 
The full title of Walton's book of short biographies is, Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Rich'd Hooker, George Herbert, &C. Sir Henry Wotton (1568 – 1639) was an English author, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is often quoted as saying, "An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” Richard Hooker (1554 – 1600) was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian. Hooker's emphases on reason, tolerance an ...
 
The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy co-written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, first published in 1634. Set in ancient Greece during a war between Athens and Thebes, the narrative follows the title characters, Palamon and Arcite, noble youths whose friendship is destroyed by their mutual love for the beautiful Emilia. The subplot deals with the love and eventual madness of the Gaoler's Daughter, who falls hopelessly in love with Palamon. The play is based on "The Knight ...
 
Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke was originally published in 1689. Its initial publication was in Latin, though it was immediately translated into other languages. In this "letter" addressed to an anonymous "Honored Sir" (actually Locke's close friend Philip von Limborch, who published it without Locke's knowledge) Locke argues for a new understanding of the relationship between religion and government. One of the founders of Empiricism, Locke develops a philosophy that is contrary ...
 
After reading and re-reading the book many time as a boy and wishing that Lewis Carroll would have written another Alice In Wonderland Book, John Rae began imagining what that girl would have gotten up to if he had done so. Telling these stories to his children over the years, where they were enthusiastically received, he finally decided to share them with the world. And here they are! The New Adventures of Alice (Summary by Phil Chenevert)Narrator: LydiaMother: Michele EatonBetsy, Alice's S ...
 
Probably the most famous allegory ever written of the Christian life, The Pilgrim's Progress follows the journey of Christian from his first encounter with the Evangelist, through his trials and doubts and as he meets various people who help and hinder him in his journey towards the Celestial City to meet his King. Part 2 follows the journey of Christian's wife and sons as they follow him along the same path past the Slough of Despond, the Castle Despair and Vanity Fair.This version was edit ...
 
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Image: China trade: Woven silk textile from Tomb No. 1 at Mawangdui Han tombs site, Changsha, Hunan province, China, dated to the Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BCE Jonathan Bass, @jonsbass, CEO of PTM Images, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re: Onshoring and the formation of a new manufacturing advocacy group. Supply chains, US-…
 
Photo: Labor union demonstrators at the 1912 Lawrence, Massachusetts, textile strike http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Old Left Bernie Sanders arm-in-arm with Old Pol Joe Biden. @JohnFund https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/01/will-bernie-sanders-have-the-last-laugh/?itm_cam…
 
Photo: The GOP elephant. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow GOP House members struggle on either side of the events of January 6. @DavidMDrucker @DCExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/gop-censures-fred-upton-impeach-trump https://www.washingtonexaminer.…
 
Image: Fort Zeelandia in Taiwan, 1632 Steve Yates: 葉望輝, @YatesDCIA, @dciadvisory, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory; and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast; in re: China tests new US presidents (not Trump, of whom they were afraid). China thinks it’s their job to pu…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1860. Spoons as Falstaff mustering the impeachment managers http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Pat Leahy will supervise the unanswered impeachment question, "Can the Senate condemn a private citizen?" @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCo…
 
Photo: Benito Mussolini giving a speech at the Fiat Lingotto factory in Turin, 1932. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Italy's pandemic weary government falls in the face of the virus-broken economy. Lorenzo Fiori Ansaldo Foundation https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/italy…
 
Photo: Qurna is in present-day Iraq, whose cultural history is among the most ancient on Earth. Here: The Lion of Babylon from a portion of the Ishtar Gate, a prominent symbol of Iraqi culture. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Mesopotamian Tr…
 
Photo: How Bitcoin transactions work http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tehran drains the electric grid to mine Bitcoin.Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://apnews.com/article/iran-media-social-media-bitcoin-coronavirus-pandemic-6d1c703a7faa1f8…
 
Photo: A PLAN marine with a boarding team assigned to the guided missile destroyer Haikou during a maritime operations exercise in RIMPAC 2014. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tabletop: USN vs PRC Navy in East Asia in the year 2040 AD. @JerryHendrixII https://www.nationalr…
 
Image: The Balla Hissar and city of Caubul from the upper part of the citadel Tom Joscelyn, @thomasjoscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD; and Bill Roggio, @billroggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: Biden administration is “reviewing” policy against Taliban—which shod take fifteen minutes. A slew of assassinations strikes Afghanistan, especially kil…
 
Image: The Pentagon (light blue) compared to large ships and buildings: The Pentagon, 1,414 feet, 431 m RMS Queen Mary 2, 1,132 feet, 345 m USS Enterprise, 1,123 feet, 342 m Hindenburg, 804 feet, 245 m Yamato, 863 feet, 263 m Empire State Building, 1,454 feet, 443 m Knock Nevis, ex-Seawise Giant, 1,503 feet, 458 m Apple Park, 1,522 feet, 464 m Tom …
 
Photo: An elevated section of the Alaska Pipeline. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Azerbaijan welcomes Turkmenistan to the Southern Gas Corridor and prosperity. @ProfBShaffer @FDD https://www.rferl.org/a/analysis-turkmenistan-azerbaijan-resolve-a-30-year-dispute-over-caspi…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Dreyfuss & Son Store, Main & Ervay Streets, Dallas, Dallas County, TX http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: LBJ chats with Ramsey Clark about Jim Garrison's allegation that LBJ was the author of the JFK assassination. Max Holland…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1942. View of Dallas, Texas, going eastward on U.S. Highway 80 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: LBJ chats with Ramsey Clark about Jim Garrison's allegation that LBJ was the author of the JFK assassination. Max Holland @Washin…
 
Photo: How protectionism works. here: political poster from the British Liberal Party displaying their views on the differences between an economy based on Free Trade and Protectionism. The Free Trade shop is shown as full to the brim with customers due to its low prices. The shop based upon Protectionism is shown as suffering from high prices and …
 
Photo: "The New Deal paved the way for the rise of independent administrative agencies that combined legislation and judicial powers in the same body, which in turn were given huge levels of deference by the courts to impose their will on the nation." Here: US Department of Agriculture officials. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatc…
 
Photo: Organic farming, in its long history, in a region that protects its water. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicTerryAnderson: Taxing organic food saves water. Terry Anderson, PERC, @HooverInst. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418509/how-taxing-organic-prod…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1558.De vrouwelijke personificatie van de Gierigheid (Avaritia) zit tussen geldkist, geldzakken en geldbuidel. Voor haar op de grond een kikker of pad. Hieromheen allerlei fantastische scènes en gedrochten waarmee deze hoofdzonde wordt uitgebeeld. Met onderschrift van een regel in het Latijn en een regel …
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1632.Two elegantly attired gentlemen are waiting for the couple to take their turn. The man ‘shows his hand’ to the woman. In the 17th century, gambling was considered a sign of greed or avarice, one of the seven cardinal sins. The inscription cautions that gaming, women and wine will soon lead to an ingl…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Kraanvogels http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Birdspeak eavesdropping: 2of2: Chris Solomon, NYT. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/science/decoding-the-cacophony-of-birds-warning-calls.html “…Studies in recent years by many resear…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1899.(DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Chickadees" by Edith M. Thomas, St. Nicholas, 27:131 (Dec. 1899). http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Birdspeak eavesdropp…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944. Sketch shows a soldier running, his raincoat flapping behind him, as he runs nearly nude toward a foxhole during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Gift, Sgt. Howard J. Brodie, 1944; (DLC/PP-1944:114). http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter:…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944.Drawing shows an American soldier, from behind, paying his respects at a grave on the road to Kokumbona during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. An piece of abandoned artillery is to his left. There are study sketches of rifles and helmets above. Signed: Sgt. Howard Brodie '43 Guadalcanal. Gift…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944.Sketch shows four soldiers carrying a wounded soldier on a litter at the front during the World War II battle of Guadalcanal. More finished version: DRWG/US - Brodie, no. 11 (A size). Gift, Sgt. Howard J. Brodie, 1944; (DLC/PP-1944:114). http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.c…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944.Sketch shows three American soldiers carrying a Japanese prisoner-of-war in a sling from the Horses' Neck front of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Signed lower right: To an inspiration, Isabel, with love - Howard 2/3/43. Inscribed below image: To Miss Isabel Parker - 3825 Scott St. - San Fran…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944.Full-length portrait drawing of Private Merle Hardy, standing with his shirt unbuttoned and wielding two weapons, having returned from patrol duty at the front during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Signed: Howard Brodie Guadalcanal Yank staff artist. Gift, Sgt. Howard J. Brodie, 1944; (DLC/P…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944.Full-length portrait sketch of infantryman Art Neuer, his hand on his pistol, on a jungle trail during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Battle for Hell's Island: 3of8: How a Small B…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944. Everett Binther Oregon (Baker. B-17 radio operator "Carroll Cuties" raids over upper Solomons http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Battle for Hell's Island: 2of8: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalca…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944.Bust portrait of an officer wearing a helmet on Mt. Austen during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Inscribed on accompanying cover sheet: Guadalcanal sketched this in his fox-hole on Mt. [As]tin. Study sketches on verso. Gift, Sgt. Howard J. Brodie, 1944; (DLC/PP-1944:114). http://JohnBatchelo…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1910. [Scenes of open gambling in Reno, Nevada casinos: game of faro; many spectators] http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Crapshoot Investing Kindle Edition. by Jim McTague (Author) Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/p…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Greening of the 22nd Century smart cities: 2of2: Mark McConnell, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6288/9…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Greening of the 22nd Century smart cities: 1of2: Mark McConnell, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6288/9…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Who Needs the Fed?: 4of4: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank Hardcover – May 24, 2016. by John Tamny (Author) https:/…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Who Needs the Fed?: 3of4: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank Hardcover – May 24, 2016. by John Tamny (Author) https:/…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Who Needs the Fed?: 2of4: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank Hardcover – May 24, 2016. by John Tamny (Author) https:/…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Who Needs the Fed?: 1of4: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank Hardcover – May 24, 2016. by John Tamny (Author) https:/…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Remembering Alexander Hamilton: 2of2: on the Ten Dollar Bill. Richard Brookhiser, @WSJOpinion. http://www.wsj.com/articles/first-aaron-burr-now-jack-lew-1434756149 "...Hamilton as Treasury secreta…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Remembering Alexander Hamilton: 1of2: on the Ten Dollar Bill. Richard Brookhiser, @WSJOpinion. http://www.wsj.com/articles/first-aaron-burr-now-jack-lew-1434756149 "...Hamilton as Treasury secreta…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Picking up around the house by Mother Nature. 2016. @NatalieAngier, NYT. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/26/science/natures-waste-management-crews.html?_r=0 "...Researchers already knew that flicke…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Big Big City, in thirty years: 2of2: Anu Ramiswami, Hubert Humphrey School, University of Minnesota. @SRNcities @CSTPP ‘ http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6288/940.full "By the year 2050, …
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Big Big City, in thirty years: 1of2: Anu Ramiswami, Hubert Humphrey School, University of Minnesota. @SRNcities @CSTPP ‘ http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6288/940.full "By the year 2050, …
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.Distribution of Uto-Aztecan languages at the time of first European contact Maunus at en.wikipedia - Made from a NASA map (found in wikicommons) Map of the Utoaztecan languages spoken in the USA at the time of first European contact Public Domain File:Northern-UA-languages.png Created: 2 January 2007 http…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Henry Chapman Ford, Ute camp, by 1894 Henry Ford - http://www.artnet.com/artists/henry-chapman-ford/ute-camp-1Q-d7cKj5OyLRvnDMKHkLQ2 Ute camp, Henry Chapman Ford Public Domain File:Ute camp, Henry Chapman Ford, by 1894.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Bears Ears buttes of the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah US Bureau of Land Management - http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/ Day Time in Indian Creek - the Sixshooter Peaks in Bears Ears National Monument Public Domain File:Day Time in Indian Creek.jpg Created: 2016-08-14 06:38:29 http://Jo…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.An Uncompahgre Ute shaved beaver hide painting, made by trapping beavers and shaving images into the stretched and cured hides. They have used these paintings to decorate their personal and ceremonial dwellings. Unknown (original work), Waya sahoni at en.wikipedia (photograph) - Ute art (original work), O…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Animal: Coyotes, Wolves - All States http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicScience: Dogs look at humans and wolves do not: What is to be done? @JamesGorman, @NYTimes 2016. "...The ancestors of modern wolves and dogs split into…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1899. An 1899 chromolithograph of U.S. cavalry pursuing American Indians, artist unknown Unknown author - Werner Company, Akron, Ohio Permission details Published before 1923 View more Public Domainview terms File:Cavalry and Indians.JPG http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/sc…
 
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