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First Death From Ida Reported in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

John Batchelor

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

First Death From Ida Reported in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

"One death from a fallen tree has been confirmed in Ascension. Parish, Louisiana Water pressure's dropping. There's some Water, flooding in the streets and into some homes, not nearly at Katrina levels. In fact, we're not looking at Hurricane Ida as a cat two. That doesn't mean That Nobody is in danger. In fact, you know, you've seen perhaps the video of W g N O T V with its roof ripping off even while they were broadcasting. We won't know until the dawn's early light. Exactly how bad the damage is with power off. It's really Appropriate for me to just be Thinking of those who are in harm's way, as opposed to calling them and trying to get them to tell us what's going on.

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NASA Has Completed Work on the James Webb Space Telescope

John Batchelor

01:15 min | 1 year ago

NASA Has Completed Work on the James Webb Space Telescope

"Do we have left? We got about a minute. Okay. James Webb Telescope has passed its final checks The Hubble replacement, the Hubble replacement, and it's going to soon be shipped through the Panama Canal down to Karura. I'd like you wanna Karoo. Excuse me is it's huge, Is it? Is it fillets? Massive. Oh, I haven't seen it with the mirrors unfurled. I've seen it with the mirrors folded up, but it is Massive. It's going to have a about a 21 Ft Wide Mirror, which is three times almost three times the diameter of the Hubble. And it will be working in infrared, so you can see much further because it can see through Hubble's mostly visible and ultraviolet wavelengths. So an infrared you can see past all the dust and the junk that's out in the deeper parts of the universe. And really start looking back at the very edge of the beginning of time, which is very promising, and it's gonna be parked what they call Earth Sun l two or the Grange to which is a stable point out beyond, uh, Earth's orbit, so it'll be in the Earth's shadow all the time. So between that and the natural cooling, it's got and the artificial quickly and Scott's got sunshades that could pop up hopefully Um, you'll be able to start really answering some of these very basic questions about the beginning of the universe. So exciting, so exciting.

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Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause

John Batchelor

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause

"Good news for student loan borrowers. The Biden administration enacting what it says will be the final extension to the federal student loan moratorium, which has allowed millions of Americans to put off debt payments during the pandemic. Payments will stay pause through January 31st of next year and interest rates will remain at

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As U.S. Withdraws, Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan Reach A Record High

John Batchelor

01:06 min | 1 year ago

As U.S. Withdraws, Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan Reach A Record High

"An explanation for what we're witnessing across the vast landscape of the Omar in the contest with the jihadists. At the same time, we're focusing on the battlefield of Afghanistan. The end of the U. S and NATO commitment to military affairs. Caveat Caveat. In Afghanistan, However, we have to cite what is apparent is that the collapse is leading to one. Casualties among the civilians. The U. N is reporting. Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached record levels in the first half of 2021, the United Nations warned, noting that deaths and injuries spite markedly from May when the United States and its allies began withdrawing troops. Some 5183 casualties were recorded in the first six months of the year. The number of deaths and injuries recorded during May and June alone was 2300 and 92. Almost as high as the total for the preceding four months. Bill, I turn to the

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Federal Court Lifts CDC Pandemic Restrictions for Florida-Based Cruise Ships

John Batchelor

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Federal Court Lifts CDC Pandemic Restrictions for Florida-Based Cruise Ships

"Victor Oh, Kendall. A win for the cruise line industry is a federal judge lifts pandemic restrictions. Florida based cruise ships no longer have to limit their voyages under the latest ruling by a federal appeals court, and it comes as the CDC continues to fight for the restrictions to continue, but the judge's ruling found the CDC has failed to demonstrate any entitlement to a judicial

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Alabama Governor Says It's Time to Blame Unvaccinated for COVID Rise

John Batchelor

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

Alabama Governor Says It's Time to Blame Unvaccinated for COVID Rise

"Thursday called out the unvaccinated folks for the rise in Covid 19 cases in her state a remarkable plea at a time when many GOP leaders are refusing to urge people to get vaccinated. Even as covid 19 cases surge in many parts of the country. Now let's head over to the Ramsey

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U.S. Officer Plays Taylor Swift Song to Try to Block Video

John Batchelor

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Officer Plays Taylor Swift Song to Try to Block Video

"Law enforcement might be in trouble over Taylor Swift. Here's a B C's Jason Nathan Seuin, a police officer is under investigation for possibly inappropriately using Taylor Swift Music sergeant with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department in Northern California, stocking the protesters who recording him and he pulled out his phone and started playing the Swift song Link Space High. You want. I just can't be posted on YouTube, The officer says there he is playing the music so that if protesters post video of the interaction on social media, it would have to be taken down for copyright violation. The video went viral anyway, and Sergeant Shelby is now being investigated by internal affairs for possible code of conduct violation. Jason

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Florida Man Accused of Storming U.S. Capitol Pleads Guilty

John Batchelor

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Florida Man Accused of Storming U.S. Capitol Pleads Guilty

"Life. Florida man is pleading guilty to a criminal charge in connection with the January six riot at the U. S. Capitol. In a virtual hearing with a federal judge Wednesday, 38 year old Paul Hodgkin's of Tampa pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding in exchange for the plea for other felony charges were dropped. The FBI identified Hodgkin's through a selfie posted on social media inside the Capitol, His attorney, Patrick LaDuke, People don't take Selfies, but they think they're doing something at that moment that may be criminal. Faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and also has to pay a

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Judge Strikes Down Federal Eviction Moratorium, Setting up High-Stakes Appeal

John Batchelor

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Judge Strikes Down Federal Eviction Moratorium, Setting up High-Stakes Appeal

"Eviction moratorium. CDC eviction moratorium last fall was meant to protect public health that allowed pandemic furloughed Americans who couldn't afford their rent to stay put, rather than leaving them homeless and then spreading covert and shelters. Now federal judges rule The CDC doesn't have the authority to delay evictions. The ruling does not affect state and local governments that put their own eviction protections in place A B C's Andy Field in Washington, Facebook's quasi independent oversight board is for now upholding Donald Trump's banned from the platform.

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Census Shows US Population Growth Slowest Since the Great Depression

John Batchelor

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

Census Shows US Population Growth Slowest Since the Great Depression

"From the 2020 Census Aaron showing the U. S population growth has slowed to its lowest rate. Since the Great Depression and the nation's political center of gravity kept shifting farther to the Republican dominated South and west. It was a big U. S population shift over the last 10 years, the South Korea the fastest over the last decade, with the 10.2% increase in population, followed by the West, with 9.2%, acting Census Bureau chief Ron German, saying the Northeast lost more than 4% of its population. The Midwest shrank by more than 3%.

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Ex-Minnesota Police Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail

John Batchelor

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Ex-Minnesota Police Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail

"Kim Potter, who resigned is a Brooklyn center Minnesota police officer shortly after fatally shooting Dante right, is free on bond after being charged with second degree manslaughter. According to the county attorney's office. Kim Potter fired one round into rights left side with her Glock nine millimeter handgun after yelling Taser Taser Taser, the office, adding in a statement. Certain occupations carry an immense responsibility and none more so than a sworn police officer ABC. Stephanie

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Rapper DMX Dies At Age 50 In New York After Suffering Heart Attack

John Batchelor

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Rapper DMX Dies At Age 50 In New York After Suffering Heart Attack

"Continue to pour in for rap icon and Westchester resident DMX. Who died at the age of 50 on Friday. Here's WBC surly Kessler. Hip hop legend DMX born Earl Simmons died in White Plains Hospital after being on life support for a week he'd suffered a massive heart attack, reportedly linked to a drug overdose fan stood vigil outside the hospital. He's one off log greatest rappers of all time. DMX was also an actor who starred in multiple movies. He leaves 15 Children.

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Head of Homicide Says Force Used Against George Floyd Was "Uncalled For"

John Batchelor

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

Head of Homicide Says Force Used Against George Floyd Was "Uncalled For"

"Being vaccinated. Trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Show, Vin continues today. ABC is how Express is there in court, Former cop Derrick Show. Vin has spent much of the trial so far, taking notes during testimony. Jurors a last week hearing from emotional witnesses, including George Floyd's girlfriend, who Detailed their opioid addiction and testimony from Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, the most senior officer on the police force and head of homicide who testified What show Vin did goes against everything. Officers have been trained to do, calling the use of force, while Floyd was already

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Prayer Vigil Planned for Stricken Rapper Dmx

John Batchelor

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Prayer Vigil Planned for Stricken Rapper Dmx

"Rap star DMX fights for his life in a white Plains, New York hospital, His family and fans are planning to gather for a vigil outside tonight. The 50 year old whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been hospitalized since Friday after suffering a heart attack. A statement from his family says. He's in a coma and on a ventilator. DMX, his longtime lawyer. Murray Richmond would not confirm reports he suffered a drug overdose. The wrappers been around since the late nineties, when his first studio album, titled It's Dark, and Hell is Hot. Debuted at Number one. Derek Dennis, ABC NEWS New YORK This is ABC News.

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New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands To Include Those 55+

John Batchelor

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands To Include Those 55+

"Expanding vaccine eligibility that happens as it today more groups of folks anybody age 55 older is eligible for a vaccine. But I feel Murphy expecting a huge influx of covert 19 vaccinations either side of eastern, which is on April 4th. I believe the supplies both not just change a bit. Visor and Madonna or going toe. I'm gonna use the word explode. People age 16 and older in New Jersey. We have intellectual or developmental disabilities are also newly eligible. In New York, though

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Prayer Vigil For Rapper DMX Set For Monday Outside White Plains, New York Hospital

John Batchelor

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Prayer Vigil For Rapper DMX Set For Monday Outside White Plains, New York Hospital

"A prayer vigil is planned outside the suburban New York hospital where rapper DMX rains on life support following a heart attack. The family of the rapper says in an email that the vigil will be held outside the White Plains Hospital at five p.m. Monday. The families has DMX remains in a coma and is on a ventilator as of Sunday evening,

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Box office returns as 'Godzilla vs. Kong' sets pandemic record

John Batchelor

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Box office returns as 'Godzilla vs. Kong' sets pandemic record

"This is what it took to get people back in the movie houses. We need calm. The world needs a fair looks that way. Godzilla versus Kong blew the roof off the box office pulling enough people back in the theaters to earn a pandemic record 32.2 million bucks domestically Friday through Sunday. 48.5 million total sense. It's Wednesday, opening on an overseas earnings where it's already set a pandemic Earnings record and Godzilla versus Kong's gross the monster size $285 million Worldwide.

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Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer injured, driver killed

John Batchelor

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer injured, driver killed

"Sources say the suspect is dead after he rammed his car into two Capitol police officers as security barricade off the Senate wing of the U. S. Capitol. That suspect shot by officers after he came out of the vehicle with the weapon. The injured officers hospitalized. ABC is Karen Travers says There's still a lot of post January six security on Capitol Hill, which had been set to be relaxed. They're still a significant national guard presidents at the Capitol. It's now about 2200 National Guard troops. It's down from 5000 that were in place up until the middle of March. That was going to the original date when they were going to shift the numbers down this number, though 2200 National Guard are still expected to be there at the Capitol until almost the end of May. Now, a lot of questions about what this might mean for ramping up security. Still a lot of things we don't know, though, about whether this was intentional or whether this was accidental and who this suspect is. Most nearby

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06:32 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"That Sir this is the John Batchelor show Mark Twain Samuel Clemens the funniest man in the nineteenth century is so deep in debt he decides the only way to get out of this is a speaking tour going to charge a dollar receipt and a dollar fifty V. sit close and I'm going to tell stories for ninety minutes and will test at all across America and then we'll go to Australia will go on to India South Africa and back to your up and I'll pay off my debts that's the theory we have to plunge immediately because Richard Sachs takes us around the world this is west to east so we're going west now to California but we'll have to go to a bridge fan of British Columbia but first we're going to go to Great Falls Montana this is the beginning of the tour but two of Mark Twain is working out his presentation and he's talking to small towns Great Falls Richard I have is a hundred dollars Butte with a hundred and fifty right he's making huge sums out there's no air conditioning in that era so no one wants to sit not theater in the summer is only one in August so they're just getting small amounts of money as they travel through America and there's the joy of your book we're taken on this travel tour with Mark Twain who's cranky and ill and blame shifting and smoking cigars and around him is America very busy and this is the robber Baron era so we feel them extracting the resources that's building America and Twain is cranky about it the whole time well you know he had a boil on his leg that was you know it it didn't heal for the whole part of the American trip and but the good thing for me was the notebooks haven't been published the Berkeley's only got up to eighteen ninety one so I got to read all these Mark Twain observations about you know taking steamers and train rides and all the rest of the basically had been read so it would it's it's it's you're actually right fascinating to travel with Mark Twain content and needs it's wonderful to have you as a guide because I can see how much material areas and you have to make decisions all the time remember that look advice the Twain has the reason book successful is because what you leave out right now what's in it my editor by the way putting the margin and underline like nine times thank you very much this could have easily been a much longer book I appreciate the actual power and the footnotes and all of that but in any event we go out west where what we learn is that the audience knows about Mark Twain but he has a set piece of stories and one of the themes in his live with Livvie is that Livvie and his daughter Clara who's traveling with them Susie the eldest daughter and gene the youngest daughter stayed back in New York with their relatives Klara's with them with a box camera she's taking pictures and notes on her father the girls and Livvie want Mark Twain to be serious what did they mean by that Richard well it's interesting because Twain it was considered one of the funniest travel writers believe or not innocents abroad and roughing it a lot of modern readers don't remember that he broke in as a travel writer funny travel writer and then he did funny lectures basically stand up comedy based on the travel books so this is what his his usual material with the release funny travel stories in these anecdotes from the books and his wife and daughter they wanted him to be a literary writer they wanted him to be Henry James they they just here they have the funniest man arguably was almost ever lived or certainly the century and they want to be something else so his wife suggested he do the scene from hawks fan where Huck and Jim are on the raft and they're floating towards Cairo Illinois and talk is it the slave hunters one heart to turn over the slave Jim the runaway slave Jim and at first we think that's a terrible idea because he's seen our people are allowed thing is material is going well but then he finally agrees and in Minneapolis and it goes over so amazingly well it would become the story that everyone spoke about twins entire voyage around the world it resonated everywhere except for South Africa which you can guess why because of the attitude towards blacks there but everywhere else it was his most powerful story he mixes the stories because he does tell really funny stories but he does he had a rich he had thirty different stories varying in length for about seven minutes to fifteen minutes I mean I swear it would seem like modern stand up comedy I mean that six out of seven were always funny somewhere even almost straightforward jokes he does this thing called the whistling stammerer worry where a guy who stand has a stammer has to whistle instead and it went twenty every time is about this just stammered twenty would whistle and it comes off like he's cursing you just your brain wants to insert curse words and I mean if he did he was doing stand up in it and it's amazingly good and it's it's stands the test of time it's a little hard to get across sometimes because his delivery was so unusual I don't know if modern audiences realized he talked incredibly slowly and he didn't smile and he had this little twinkle I mean I can only think of like Steven Wright that comic they're mean they're others but he his delivery which is very unusual and you had to wait for the punch line and he talked about the pauses being the most important part of his speech and and that's today we would call a comic timing Austin was literally time the audio off to Australia they sail on the water a move which they both well they all declared looks dingy and smelly oily and musty but this is this is a credit to Livvie and Clara because they they're they're taking care of Mark Twain he's a very very high maintenance child this is true I mean he he goes into a whole tantrum about smoking because he wants to smoke and the captain is rule that you can't smoke in inside the state rooms the only place indoors you can smoke is in the smoking room which is way up across two decks across the slippery place by the pool and the rest of it and then twenty discovers that there's a little pub dog on the ship this allowed to as he put his charges inexhaustible dowels everywhere so twenty thousand he's gonna break every rule in the ship until that dog is is forced to stop you know doing its business everywhere I mean he he is high maintenance no doubt about it the they do arrive in Australia there is a wonderful stop in Honolulu where there's quarantine so they can actually see a lot of Honolulu they can just see it for they can't land on it and now they head to Australia Australians have heard about Mark Twain he let it looks as if he's very well received Richard right away absolutely I mean I did state she wanted to put a good spin on how that part.

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"john batchelor" Discussed on KGO 810

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08:26 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on KGO 810

"To the John Batchelor show government politics and current affairs we're talking about on the John Batchelor show on KGO I'm John that's John Baxter so I'm speaking as one of the authors I was also in the story her first book inspired change history about Soviet intelligence operations in America in the nineteen thirties especially directed against analytical engineering her new book the spider is about Stefen helper an agent of then is as yet unclear and not entirely named plan to prove that Donald Trump was an agent of the of the of of letter of protest to job the Kremlin that's the larger story that within that story was necessary to establish a Donald Trump was using general Flynn general Michael Flynn as an interlocutory to Putin how did that happen how did a decorated war hero become an interlocutor in this larger story well that's what's that Lana tells in the spider her new book about Stefan Halper added detail here said Lana before we go back to those phone calls he received in February twenty seventeen in the meeting today seven helper what part did he play in the dinner and twenty fourteen and then those phone calls in twenty seventeen how did he advance the story that you're a Russian agent although who we now know you from very very poor as well as the report by horror and other he classified documents with a long term I'd be all right informal pay their behinds for mine and also if they offer the potential who has the courage and secretly recorded various members that all trump campaign including CarPlay yours with the door closed and thank all of it however his first victim was dental plan now I know a person seven hardware but not as big as the I. agent I had no idea that what you doing he was an age respect our university of Cambridge where I was that we don't need you he this retired Americans I did that make and he was a member of the intelligence seven now that I attended and I'm human eyes what part of the same very small group all the talk of course but despite the fact that we're in the same region we can match right in about two weeks we never actually exchanged words with each other because the one time he came to my lecture yeah demonstrative nextel is sleep and small large and then the cops are complaining about the rescues and fell back okay so that's the extent of my relationship with Wall Kerr and yet Stephan helper is critical here because who tells the newspaper reporters who were calling you in February twenty seventeen that you a Russian agent who'd recruited general Flynn who gives him that story Wolper said this to reporters in Hollywood said that he would be there and then he witnessed me approaching general slain are before the dinner sitting next to him and leaving the dinner which none of that is true I arrived at the deer with a call eight I sat on the across the table from each each from from laying next to each other and I left the dinner with my husband now are extremely Stephan how to repeated all of those things around my universe that year which caused my clothing than long term friend to shock me one person in a very distinguished professor I actually fell off the bike when I try to think straight the day I calmly speaking to you know find out and that would be a pretty much the end of my musical career but I knew that Stephan how gore has been spreading those rumors around Cambridge university yeah about me but I didn't know if he was an operative right and the operative that he was his his goal his mission his assignment was to smear general Flynn correct that's that that had flown with his target he mere general slain because as you correctly said general Flynn with the decorated war hero and explain how he became a trait that I'm hoping they did what you hear during your mind knows best which is sex and money right I did not the real quick lot out but they say you can mention every line of that problem may Bob ward the sort of red sparrow your life Eugen oak lane and blackmailed him that was February of fourteen and twenty fifteen general Flynn no longer with the trump administration the Obama administration he's left his post the DA is invited to Moscow to celebrate Russia today ceremony a luncheon he sits at a table that includes Vladimir Putin what did helpers say was your part in that what is helpers accusation told reporters that I want the woman invites channel clean and organize this recipe they treat the presumably that's part of the recruitment process by having you know because continuity between February of fourteen and December of fifteen and now we're in February of seventeen and general Flynn has been a defense rated from the trump administration and you are being told that your the recruiter you caused all of this is that all correct that's correct and unfortunately not helped by the fact that my respect that he told me that my my my plan my long time man Christopher and your age what's your idea he explained it to me into publishing an article about general Flynn was attracted to me remember how cool would never do that so nearly a help with the power ball pressure I didn't you know you could differentiate to write in fabric thousand seventeen years after the dinner at which nobody had any concerns the gentleman with the truck to me and that he invited me to most but none of that sure and that that was followed up by such well known figures in David Ignatius of The Washington price correction your Cambridge to meet me to discuss that a plane and go back to Christopher and you're both knowing that I've just given birth to a child as I was subject of horrible accusation about having a you know you can you can you know United States general Ron he was pressurizing me into making designations to discuss general putting that we've made in response to a promotion for Michael and so what they did is they create is fat Lana Culver superspy superspy you can right you can have a child and be a super spy you can go to a dinner and recruited decorated war hero you can pull strings and have that decorated war heroes sit with vitamin Putin at a dinner in Moscow in December fifteen and you can be the the usher for general Flynn to betray his country you did all that according to a staff and a helper and his allies is that correct that's what they did and they found very old pictures of me what I used to be much younger and you know your child lives and they said the pictures they they clocked across the newspaper at the point where my favorite what you know would have knocked on the door about me being a spotlight instead of great regulations from various you know friends and family you know some of the people actually they were all you know my husband all right one more one more times that long are you now have you ever been an agent of the FSR the G. R. U. or Russian intelligence I remember being an agent if there isn't a on the life of any Russian pop your trading because there's a lot of the cover of the new book is the spider there's much more detail but we do what we can fly in week seven helper in the dark web of a coup I'm John bachelor this is the John Batchelor show.

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"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

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08:12 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Yeah we're listening to the John Batchelor show I'm John that Sir this is the John Batchelor show hotel Mars David Livingstone my co pilot is here at the space show Dr space himself and Anatoly sack of the Russian space web and we go now to have us do the new Russian space port because there is a debate and Anatoly tells me with insider knowledge that has been resolved as to what the Russian heavy lift launch complex will look like this is building in anticipation of Russian heavy lift rockets that are still under design and one U. R. seven hundred you are seven under day and the famous Energia Anatoly if I come down to what it is the vertical assembly building at Kennedy space port is famous because of the shots of the moon launches in the Saturn five the Roscosmos is building heavy lift rockets for the future and they've had a debate whether they're going to have vertical assembly or horizontal assembly who's winning yes John this is a this is one of those kind of historical debates which is essentially a actually a refund of those back to the nineteen sixties when the Soviet Union first time try to compete with the United States for the for the landing of the first few months on the on the surface of the moon and no solution at that time was that of course in the United States we know that famous buildings every anybody who deployed at the Cape Canaveral so this gigantic building that's essentially you skyscraper where the rocket is assembled in vertical position and Senate call someone on this giant tractor Kohler to the launch pad and of course the Soviet Union considered that come up now the Russian associates engineer said that bind decided it's too expensive and they put the rockets on this gigantic jul three and the train you in and there was this mechanism this gigantic mechanism which would bring the rockets in cities on the position which would allow of course much smaller building much lower and much smaller and cheaper building to use for assembly and then the rockets will be brought to the launch pad and and and put into the vertical position on the launch pad so now when Russia again is embarking on a return to the moon for the United States or placing first election protest one else on the surface of the moon they came exactly to the same issue which has to be resolved they they sensually of the building the space for some in the Russian Far East they have the same dilemma of the those big vehicle which they have to assemble it and they have to answer the question well I I would want to build a the giant skyscraper where the rocket will be assembled vertically integrate before a bit of time the the the kind of pot proponents of this idea where William buttons they have this sort of almost like a engineer in mentality which is going back to the sixty S. finally won over in my sources tell me that the essential is they decide that once we start building that launch facility of this gigantic probably most expensive the the largest space enterprise label head since nineteen sixty they will use it is also a symbol after all the will be again the railway two railway lines are separated by like sixty meters from which others they will be cool common sense of which will be put in this giant circle the coal transport the reactor system which will transport the vehicle and it will have a hydraulic system which will leave the tent that article position so easily it would build a simple look really really cool in an impressive winner will kind of ankle this again this engineer and genetics of the nineteen sixties when the rockets with companies on the land them would be turned into a vertical position if you Anatoly I'm a little confused because I thought the new angora system had a super heavy rocket but apparently I'm I misunderstood that can you explain that yeah that is actually it yet yes and then this actually I'm the son of a why that happens sought this categories are they little bit artificial right in of course right now that Dan gar is the heaviest largest space vehicle which Russia has however it will be absolutely the water will be really really small ones the ideals of the handle or ship will come to the to the to the to the scene because of course look for example I'm gonna raise around delivers around twenty five pounds of payload to low earth orbit now compared to the super heavy rocket which is one hundred and thirty songs so it's of four times well the size of the largest vehicle which Russia has right now so it's a quadruple leap we can say for for the Russians okay technology and for the Russell Smith in particular spaces really that's why there are so many doubts that this something like that can actually be built in lieu of course know the story of SLS the space launch system in the United States which was also when it started in two thousand eleven the idea was to pull the bill of built quite easily out of the not a hardware which inherited from the space shuttle and of course now weighing two thousand one it's warning looked almost ten year almost a decade later and lastly still struggling to build a vehicle like that so rationally is exactly at the start of that kind of joining engineer and enterprise exactly when NASA was in two thousand eleven finally because we just have a minute here bus stops near the new spaceport where all of these buildings will be assembled has been troubled by corruption and theft and bad acting by the construction crews over the years has that been solved in Italy we have about a minute it's again one of those things what depends who you ask it lots of people say that the where a lot of effort to combat corruption but then other people say that those who do corruption actually assigned to combat corruption that's the the construction industry in Russia used in Sheridan's Lee is famous for its construct up for its connection for for stealing for not paying workers so we will see if when when that construction actually starts the reserve now active project going on and so far we haven't seen big public scandals but what's going on behind the law the surface we'll find out probably in the York the Wednesday will complete that political up not a launch pad for Dan got a road trip which is again like I said four times smaller than what they actually trying to accomplish in the pool full indicate Anatoly Zak Russian space web David Livingston Dr space of the space show dot com I'm John bass or hotel Mars episode in introducing the YMCA what you already know 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WMAL 630AM

10:04 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"I'm John batch this is the John Batchelor show in the top of the virus large populations are at risk with an unseen enemy at the same time border crises are no longer in the news why would they be given that no one is safe and that crossing a border doesn't give you any refuge whatsoever Gregory Copley is here because as editor and publisher of defense and foreign affairs he's a strategic thinker is looking to the future this isn't a crystal ball this is based on previous conduct of human nature after a catastrophe in this case it's covered nineteen but catastrophes change populations and their ambitions Greg was going to introduce us to something he calls population warfare Gregory a very good evening to you what is the definition of a population warfare and is it already under way good evening good evening John well population will if it is an historic tool of leaders and it's an historical tool all of our populations themselves when this is the often allows the self motivating price as but what we're seeing now is a and we have been for some decades now conscious efforts to use populations in new ways we what we do now of course is that what you have S. T. a pandemic is we just we just witnessed it stop they recovered nineteen crisis is one thing but that actually so inspired a true pandemic which was the fee a pandemic and that motivates people to move in certain ways but psychologically and physically so this is slightly different from the use of mass population actions over the centuries and and millennia to because it's now able to be managed on a much more sophisticated basis yes we had we had Stalin moving large population groups into areas to stop or to basically destroyed entire societies we had the the the Chinese doing the same thing we have this is being under way for a long time but now we have the abandonment which was inspired by Martin Leck tronic media including social media but also including the mainstream media people are now able to be responded in fine tuned in that movements we we've seen actually crude block movements by the Turkish government for example in recent years where they they start a war in Syria which is basically yeah very much originated in Ankara they get the refugees in the night push them into Europe and that's fairly British form of of this now however we're starting to see something which which was not really possible a decade ago it can be a two thousand nine two thousand ten we had the H. one in one epidemic which was of a larger scale in most respects then the code nineteen help epidemic and yet the H. one in one situation which took many more lives than what we've seen lost with that Kevin nineteen did not in spot mass panic and mass movement but in the ten years since then we've started to see this greater dependency on a narrow and narrow band all electronic V. motivation if you'd like with the media being fairly uniformly looking for remote driven news we can't even call it news anymore so you see people responding very quickly suddenly they feel that they have to take control of their lives and they do it with that thumbs on the on the spot fine and getting used disseminating news not understanding at the head of the more electronic we become the more superficial we become in terms of about depth of understanding it now bility to take the time to consider our options so we become manipulable and that's really what's starting to happen and well we have those really see movement in this in the next couple of years all right the fear pandemic let me give you a a a microscopic version of this I've noted here in Manhattan many of the apartment buildings are dark in the evenings residences the presumption is that the occupants have gone to another place perhaps their second home that would be something that's typical of well to do people on the side on the west side of Manhattan after all there's a filter to get into Manhattan which is you have to spend extravagantly they've gone to their second homes now that's out of fear Gregory there's they're no safer and out in their second homes in Westchester than they are in Manhattan given the nature of this of this virus now these are very well educated very prosperous extremely carefully organized people you understand and yet they were compelled to leave the city as if we're in London and it's sixteen fifty and there's a plank about it's odd isn't Gregory that given all that we know about this pandemic people still vote with their feet thinking that there's another place to stay for what correct and and quite often that correct it's it's a natural instinct to flee from from a threat you cannot control well you can't actually define the interesting thing is that we we believe that we are more sophisticated than we were in the in the seventeenth century or the thirty three but the reality is that we have the same fundamental instincts and those instincts are able to be played more elaborately now by electronic stimulus and what we're seeing now particularly with the Kevin nineteen situation it although it is a site with it mirrors the H. one in one of a decade ago but this time with saying experts coming out and if you like thinking on television they they're postulating what might work much but but happen and the like the reality is that most of that night so they speaking before they think this is creating waves of instant expertise is insane all of the email traffic from people with the latest theories about what works what doesn't work why you need a mask way that need a mask why the death toll is going to reach this how you measure the trajectory and sought the soap so essentially there's been no consensus there have bene difficult hops to ward's leadership emerging and leadership being able to influence populations its it's if you like you can the trump is standing there facing an avalanche of impossible tidal movements of of of emotions let me introduce chance of this this is a thought experiment you know counterfactual what if this virus had emerged from France or had emerged from Japan and not China China had before this event taken on a sinister role in the world trade because it's non transparent is brutal it after all imprisoned a Nobel Peace Prize winner and and the reports are they didn't help him at all as he died slowly of cancer certainly its excesses in Xinjiang against the Uighurs its excesses in Hong Kong you understand it's been a bad actor for many years and the virus coming out of a very large city in China and yet no transfer well easily men easily manufactured numbers that don't stand up to any perusal now and testimony from the W. H. O. gaining news from China that it wasn't human to human transmission that testimony was in January thirteenth and again on January twenty first well into what we now know to be the epidemic in China does that change things in the world of population more fair that the origin of this is a follow it does there's no question that if it'd come from western Europe it would have been seen as a nine you could come even from Russia it would have been saying possibly has been on a low there was so much propaganda use of allegations about Russia developing biological weapons during the Cold War that okay you could get some paranoid there but but what we fear is about paranoia so when you have an enemy which created and possibly created or allowed it to happen without any transparency then of course it did actually puts that puts the pandemic on steroids the interesting thing is that the the language of the U. S. China trade agreement was signed on Saturday the fifteenth actually acknowledges that the the treaty could be broken by China in the event of a pandemic it in in many words in so many ways the the reality is that they knew that that was going to happen at the top and the bottom it gives president trump the opportunity to say what you in fact knew the pandemic was coming you violated the trade agreement and therefore it's Nolan void and with that leave you Beijing in terms of feeding.

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08:26 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"I'm John that says this is the John Batchelor show the prices of the virus is worldwide especially in countries that are in contest especially in the Middle East especially in countries that are non transparent that pretty much describes Lebanon these many years and I welcome stark is now home a senior columnist for Anna hard newspaper in Beirut he's visiting in the United States Malcolm Holland conference of presidents of major American Jewish organizations is with me and talk is a very good evening to you in the U. S. but our concern is for the people of Beirut in the people of Lebanon and the virus last report we had was anecdotes that a delegation from Tehran had visited in Beirut visited that's rather the general secretary of the Hizbollah and there were reports of hospitalization if not of Nasralla then of his immediate circle there was no other information is that confirmed and what is the status of the virus in Beirut to your knowledge good evening to good evening because the I don't think that those people correct in general because that is how some of the law the sector general federal law is affected I don't think this is this the issue there is an insult the subject could be it has been for a long time all schools and nobody also can say that the Iranians up we don't have the Iranians and some parts of Lebanon and that they're going to go and come under quite clean and this was forbidden since last night or by the coming from Syria but the main thing and even if some people say that the Iranians are the source or the reason for the spread of this virus coronaviruses for me this is that there is some sort of call for a unit exaggeration in saying that because now all the world is better I mean it's contagious and all the work is suffering from this photo Michael gloom of I've well and Lebanon until now I think we are a people who who is undisciplined so that's why despite all around this discipline the the situation is like that I'm thrilled to be one forty nine we have one forty nine the person who affected who the number off the the dead people from is also affected by the virus is not big but let me say one thing here the statements the the the statistics in Lebanon and the the they were not they are always really accurate or correct because of many things yeah I know we know it I know my own opinion is known to everybody end up on that and then the and the United States at Iowa state is the dysfunctional we are divided and as I said throughout I'm blessed to learn and there are lots of differences between the many people that there is no corporation between the government and between the all the the that any institutional institution constitutional and institutions so that's why it's a different meaning ugh hello I thank god because you are still in a situation which is accessible but I am afraid that maybe the next two three weeks yes this is Denise don't behave well and if we don't receive the Lebanese and help from the international institutions and our friends the region or in in the world I think situation could become worse an unknown we've been discussing recently Lebanon's default on over a billion dollars in eurobond loans I think was the first time and the puts them in the the banks and that bound bondholders in poor condition this is pre virus and you've had limitations placed on on people's access to money how how is the situation now developed in view of the of the virus and more importantly what is the impact of the economic crisis that the government's facing well you know all the world is suffering from one corner light as we are suffering from too we have the code on the fly this and we have also the economic virus which means our economy is in a bad situation our currency is now in a state off the facts of the evaluation well we are almost broken we are a broker we are bankrupt maybe we cannot stay out of that and this is you for many reasons the corruption the at the same time the differences and the divisions between the Lebanese are just common it is which you did not succeed until now to implement well defined areas the regime or the and constitution which can really help the having a good government in Lebanon and in the same time because of political reasons the adults who are at least the audibility out specially in the Gulf we have differences with them because they say that they do any of the government Israel's has aligned with Iran so doubt my ability to help us and to basically give us anything to build to bail out of if you can see that and also the United States is not going to do that for the same reason and also Europeans will already this is a specialty finance through said let's live among they are not ready to do that because until now we did not implement what to have agreed on with the French since two years and the situation it is insolvent in my own opinion until now and I don't know what to do are these the situation in America is in flux as you can see because you're visiting all the people in Beirut see the news they see the news from China from Europe from France from the United States are they reacting in a in a in a have their own fashion another words are people staying home is commerce quiet can you tell us well you know what the what looks like a I am really said that and the states are you look for in my mind the Windle mild as in Washington Oregon and other places and I see nobody on the street unless if that is a really a need to go from place to another wide in Lebanon they don't take things seriously in general we say we are a high you know how most of us aren't educated the most have the the the university degrees and everything but to have the mentality because we live so much life we don't respect that so with and we don't because we don't trust the government and the state and you don't have a state and the government they they they they live as if nothing is happening but let me say that in the last two weeks the the security forces internal security forces a lot of really is it but I think the forbidden people and to force people to stay at home and to work from home and not to go on the street they are succeeding but until now we still see some from this old media soccer is not home senior columnist for Anna Haar newspaper in Beirut he is in North America reporting on the Levante's many pieces of the Levant need to be answered Malcolm hotline conference of presidents I'm John bachelor.

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11:53 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Batch this is the John Batchelor show the tumbling stock market accompanied by recognizable headlines from the past tumbling stock market for example airlines seek fifty billion dollars in government a Chrysler van Volkswagen close their plans European Union plans thirty day shut down all non essential travel I'm not cherry picking this this is the front page of the Wall Street journal in these last hours and I go now to amity slaves who is the president of the college foundation but more importantly most importantly she's than a story and the author most recently of the great society the story of how Lyndon Johnson took a good idea and turned it into a national puzzle that would be the over reach of the federal government since the nineteen sixties however here we are in the twenty first century Donald Trump is the president we have a Senate Republican leadership and we have a crisis at hand amity and her colleague Brian Westbury have published in these last days at real clear politics a recommendation about how to get the stock market back well at least to keep it from tumbling tumbling sometimes the stock market can be called a crash other times you can call it consolidating it lower prices and a a very good evening to you thank you for this I want to draw upon your experience first of all you have recommendations but your experience says the US will weather this crisis this car of the virus crisis because we are not China because we are open how does that work out pretty good evening to you good evening U. S. usually weather crises if the government doesn't intervene too much that's really the evidence of of many years in American society and we were sitting reckoning is social security returns today today people are thinking social security is safe and the market is risky but over time generally even when you include downturn the stock market gives retirees better returns for example and that goes back decades and decades and decades back some inspired some arithmetic when you include the Great Depression so the point being the market over the longest term it is our hope and even our salvation and we we often forget it even on a day when we look to government John China got this wrong the people's Republic of China not only because it's a dictatorship and non transparent but also because they don't really believe in the market place they don't really believe in good information and Emily we do so we get all the bad news right away China did not is that is that our drivers to why this virus that was a pneumonia in say December November December turned into a global pandemic is it because they don't believe in information perhaps they but I don't know that much about China but more information is always good that's why those of us who like testing our fort more information is always good and China because it has its political concerns tend to hide information distorted or just a let off when it can that's a problem if it's the same problem eight it is interesting probably seen in Europe years ago regarding HIV or hepatitis in blood the governments were in charge of health information they didn't feel like talking about and therefore they gave transfusions with painted blood for too long a period so it's all government that's not totally free origin very you know owns the health care tends to patronize the consumer customer and patient we we're going to turn to questions for the world we're going to turn to your recommendations but first I want some fundamentals here what is a Keynesian solution who was John Maynard Keynes what is his name keeps coming up every time there's a selloff amity well John Maynard Keynes was a great economist who was not always doctrinaire he he joked about not being a Keynesian sometimes how we interpreted today is James says in the late when there's a downturn that we should stimulate either through monetary or through school that would be taxes you're spending and what can be an ism does now it doesn't always work sometimes it's better to allow business to feel freer and stronger in a downturn so it can create what we really want which is jobs but by politicians like Keynesianism better why it's just window dressing for both getting if you say you want every little consumer or everyday consumer to get this breaker that break you're pretty sure they're going to vote for you right if you get them that break in the very short term the interests of the politician and the voter are not aligned with the general interest of the economy it might overlap but they're not all lined up the way they should be won over one and over the long term money goes into inefficient projects it would be far better and in this article Brian Westbury of first trust in Chicago and I outlined for items to look at what could make the economy saying to do something different in two thousand eight when we did you change the inwards and cotton eat it and then make recovery is sorrowful higher unemployment recovery if we recall in the first kind of thing that you could do to get the market back up sticking to the question is hot the tax that we pay when we buy and sell stocks which is called the capital gains tax we don't operate in a vacuum the world watches are capital gains rate and if our capital gains rate tax goes down the world will send us money will buy our stock is a while a double bargain I get a lower tax rate and I get cheap stocks and we would all feel better if the stock market went up and saw missile weren't so summer fall as it was today another suggestion we make in this article is for that is simple that the president remind us that our whole very simply for recovery from this new corona virus it is going to be a vaccine created in the private sector and maybe they'll be an anti viral well that will be created by the private sector to and it's time we seek seek to build five Parma because farmer will help us in this situation I ate what you tend to see is Republican presidents whether it's president trump for president horrendous sensor let's say Democrat or Republican is they'll turn into Keynesianism big spenders overnight when a disaster happens like Katrina or this or two thousand eight and instead of saying let's reset the last government let's not waste this crisis will use it as a reset the last government instead they say let's just say if we have to expand the government that's not necessarily true so yeah that's the that's the problem and the thing I want to call upon our memory of two thousand and eight when two thousand nine the crisis is an age and then Barack Obama lacked it all right away became a Keynesian in two thousand and nine he was a derivative of the one of the original Keynesians that would be F. G. R. whose of us who who sponsored a man named Lyndon Baines Johnson once upon a time and you write about LBJ so we don't have to go all the way back to the Great Depression to talk about this Lyndon Baines Johnson believed in nothing but interventionism for votes and you write about it in your new book the great society the poverty car which she handled handed off to a relative of joy of the slain president John fitzgerald Kennedy I'm talking about Sargent Shriver did the did the the stimulus of the poverty Kerr the and the billion dollars first given to it by bit Lyndon Johnson then of course the money grows the programs do did that work is there evidence today fifty or sixty years later that the government pushing money into areas that are in depression or a recession revive them it's not quite a parallel but it's still a great example the nineteen sixties here's what happened we had prosperity generated by the private sector and the defense industry we have high defense spending but by the private sector was our hope we were so prosperous you thought we couldn't afford to spend like crazy the federal government and Q. or poverty that was the word they used to sure C. U. R. E. wasn't make poverty less it wasn't a mediate and other ambitions Johnson wanted to work in the cities the countryside in a classroom the three CD set in the tradition of the new deal finished up the new deal a backyard so we felt like crazy on prosperity and instead we caused a purgatory elocon in me which had what's known as stagflation the poverty index both unemployment and inflation all teams in the conference said that was impossible okay then and it was kind of a meal depressing it's not a depression but the depressing them and then for our parents and grandparents and some of us because what happened in the seventies is when you went to buy a house the result of the summer spending that house into fewer bedrooms because the interest rate was so high you couldn't afford a big house that interest rate was high in order to put a stop to inflation generated by the spending of the great society in the seventies we had tons of regulation it costs a lot of trouble with the airlines it it we had heavy unionization which caused a lot of people to be on employed or underemployed so this story in the sixties in the story that spending not only doesn't sure poverty that is move us from good to great in the social arena also we can cause a downturn I'm speaking with them initialize she's an historian the author most recently of the great society we're reflecting upon the events of the hour the the decline in the stock markets the lack of confidence in the American economy the virus closing establishments across the country mayor's ordering closing set hours after a few hours and then and then there also is the fact that we are expecting people to lose their jobs or at least not be able to gain money these next unknown weeks and what will work what will revive it when we come back amides recommendation and is it very different from two thousand and eight now or are we going to go through the same thing the president responding by looking for a quick fix I'm John bachelor this is the John Batchelor show Erin manager of the New York Yankees finds a silver lining in the virus term he measures that Aaron judge Giancarlo Stanton and James Paxton may all be healthy for opening day in may or the all star.

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09:36 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"I'm John that the John Batchelor show it is the spring of sixteen thirty and four ships are setting sail for the New World boards are purists one in particular is more important than any other because here we are in the twenty first century stills quoting John Winthrop the future governor of what will become the Massachusetts Bay Colony the bay colony itself the quote of course we shall be as a city upon a hill the eyes of all people are upon us a wonderful new book sweeping in and its understanding of the Puritans and America and the tradition of free warship freedom liberty is Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul church St and the birth of liberty John berry John M. Barry's the author congradulations John and a good evening to you John Winthrop at that moment saying goodbye at the lizard to England to the crown everything he's known who is he and why are they going to the New World good evening to you our first banks and what Winthrop was an attorney and he was a man who had tremendous leadership abilities but he was still himself failing in England he also felt as as most of the Puritans who went with him felt that England was going to help quite literally they felt that that god had made a covenant with with England that England was a chosen chosen land of god but that England had become so simple that a broken that cabinet and they were carrying that to the New World to New England and of course they certainly did believe that they were founding a Christian nation John would serve as a puritan and in order to understand his moment in history right then as he begins to step into New England we need to go back not all the way to Elizabeth but to James the first and James the first contest with a man man Edward Cooke and also for Francis Bacon what is cook and what will become bacon to the King James the first woke up is the greatest judge in English history and I doubt that many of your listeners have recognized his name but every American over the age of five probably knows his most famous ruling which is the house of everyone is as as castle and that ruling appeared in my eyes is great confrontation he had with the Qingming wanting James who believes and the divine right of kings that he basically had absolute power over England and and cook stood up to him and and he ended up in the tower of London although and at which time he said of the king desires my head he knows where he may find it but uses this incredible figure and the history of political freedom and in fact for the amendments in the bill of rights along with the habeas corpus clause of our constitution to send come directly from something that he had written at the time I was struck by that John I'm glad you make up and seize on it right away that the man that we home we celebrate as the founding fathers of more than US two almost two centuries later we'll use the language that cooking vans to go up against the crown and one cook goes up against the crown he's going up against a man who will cut off his head in fact you will torture him on the way if he crosses him but cook also uses parliament how how how does parliament challenged the king at the time cook is a jurist but parliament it represents the people what is fact challenge for well it was well over two issues number one was the with taxes not a surprise the authority of the king to collect taxes was supposed to be limited by parliament but but both James and and his son went forward without any parliamentary authority that was one of the issues and the other was religion in the lifetime of people still around in the early sixteen hundreds in England had been Catholic on the Henry the eighth and became Protestant then I went back to Catholic again then it became Protestant again and there was this threat that change games both of whose parents were Catholic and it was moving the church of England closer closer to Catholic warship Puritans believed that that the king was was gonna turn the church of England back into the Roman Catholic Church and and the two tensions over the political power whether or not the king had total arbitrary authority or whether or not he was underneath the law which cook insisted on that was one of the issues and the second was this tremendous tension over religion over the persecution of Puritans there are a lot of laws in England which were designed against Catholics but James stopped using them against Catholics and started using them against Puritans to force total conformity to more more Catholic style warship in the church of England James the first is a lustful and cunning creature he a he rules with an iron hand but he's challenged all the time by Edward cook and parliament now and again eight the challenge is over the puritan it comes to be over the Puritans but they are playing about warship they want your trip your warship having to do with the scriptures none of the trappings of the Catholic Church certainly and they think the church of England invented by Henry the eighth they think that's too fancy that's too close to the Catholic warship the book of Common Prayer why does that become a dispute between the crown and the Puritans well for the precise reasons that you're that you're saying they they also thought that that was meant if you if you've played according that book of Common Prayer that was road warship and they were very passionate and and their warship was very personal and they they the spot they despise to spot hypocrisy and self that boxy itself was it was sinful and road warship was one step toward that hypocrisy so there was great tension over the forced use of the book of Common Prayer there was great tension over wearing the surplus there was a kind of guerrilla warfare that a lot of Puritans carried on in in in terms of destroying crucifixes and wherever they were destroying stained glass and great cathedrals because as you said they wanted this plain simple warship is Roger Williams he's born in sixteen oh three and he is now a teenager and Edward cook this very very elaborate Joris adopt him in a fashion as if he's an apprentice at the time in sixteen twenty one cook spends a lot of money to put Williams in the Charterhouse school sixteen twenty three Williams goes off to Cambridge and he studied Hebrew group can laugh and he's a very gifted young man he's watching the Puritans contend with the king there's always the threat of an inquisition I have this wonderful quote from your book Richard Montague before god it will never be well until we have our inquisition the Puritans are where of this and they're aware that there is always at any moment a chance of a rest does that drive their resistance or not it does not empower them John absolutely well it it it's part of a big part of why they ended up many of them are tens of thousands of them during a couple of decades left England most of them for New England in the end that threat was certainly a major driving force that and there are economic problems in England there is a lot of disruption over international trade which was also a factor feudalism was was and named the modern age was beginning that was just tremendous displacement and a lot of other things going on that were also influences on on what they did but but I think number one was this religious tension the persecution the fact that they could be jailed and jailed after I need tremendous physical brutality and again if the the political issue was parallel and intertwined with that but a little bit separate it took was not a puritan but cook was the leader on the political front demanding that freedom B. B. honored the English traditions of freedom England was very different from the rest of Europe which it you know the snoring David all of Europe was going the way of autocratic rule the French parliament met in the early sixteen hundreds and.

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09:17 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"John this is the John Batchelor show I welcome Ken Croswell Duncan because wasn't a stronger the author of the lives of stars and we go to one particular star that's dear to all of us especially because it's in the constellation very easy to see and it's a bright star Orion the hunter has the brightest arbol Beetlejuice but over these last weeks it's been acting oddly get a very good evening to you Beetlejuice was damning now I believe the Deming is stopped what is Peter just what kind of star is that and what is our thinking about its future good evening to good evening John Betelgeuse is a red supergiant piece of the largest and among the brightest stars in the Milky Way galaxy the largest of them if you put in place of the sun but actually stretch all the way out of the sun the the orbit of mercury then Venus earth and Mars all the way out beyond the orbit of Jupiter and Beetlejuice is normally the brightest red supergiant in our sky ineffective my recent article in the proceedings of the National Academy of sciences actually saying it is the brightest red supergiant in our sky and and you know what it was true when I wrote that sentence but it's not anymore because the stars faded dramatically in just the last few months but the good news is it's bouncing back and it's getting brighter and I think in the next few weeks my statement that people choose is the brightest red supergiant our sky will once again be true it's ultimate fate is actually unknown now if you'd asked me twenty years ago a lot of trees is also that fate would be I would have told you well hi not start it's gonna blow up it's going to go supernova some day probably hundreds of thousands of years so now not not a lot of time but new research is raising the possibility that some of red supergiant actually do not explode as supernovae and thus it is possible that build use alternate fate is not to explode but instead to implode in which case it will form a black hole and it will go out with a much less spectacular celebration that we had all been anticipating a few years ago red supergiants are how big is a red supergiant if it if it's in our solar system to what orbit would it be I would reach I would definitely go all the planets from mercury Venus earth and Mars and in many cases out to Jupiter now they're all they're not all the same size right because ones would actually go for the planet Jupiter so these are huge stars either the biggest stars in the universe and they burn very fast right they don't live long because of their sites and they're not say yeah they they're burning brightly and so the use of the fuel brightly they have a lot more fuel than the sun does but they burn it so fast yes like if you're dealing with you can be a billionaire he spent a billion dollars a day you're going to go bankrupt a lot sooner than than someone who lives more modestly and has more modestly now I want to make a decision here when our son our beautiful white dwarf when it dies it will expand corrected will get larger and larger out to the orbit of Mars but that's not the same as a super John as the project was born large all well let's be a little more precise here other sons will become what's called the red giants not arrested the trestle will not get as big as Beetlejuice and what that is right thanks B. launches it will involve the planet mercury you will probably end off the planet Venus it may or may not engulf the planet earth we don't know but it's definitely it it's not going to get out to the orbit of Mars I don't think it definitely not up to legal dispute there so the sun will become a much more modest Red Star what we call a red giant the red giants typically that a hundred times more luminous than the sun with a red supergiant which like Betelgeuse is about ten thousand times more luminous does a red giant our son as it's AJ you know it's seniority does a red giant explode or disappear well it it kicks off with our atmosphere and becomes a white dwarf so the son's death will be much less dramatic and the death of most read super cat I was just making sure about how the home field you understand cat before we go shopping on windows your side red supergiants now the theory was or the explanation was they will explode and that's a good thing because then they spread their elements around the adverse inform new star making but you believe or at least there's reason to believe that Beetlejuice is so large it will not explode or might not explode let's go to another example something can happen in two thousand and eight what what happened with another red tie well there was a red supergiant in a galaxy twenty five million light years away which is actually fairly close as these things go and it simply winked out of existence we have not seen it sent them photographs sense it's just it's gone it's gone it didn't explode it got a little bit brighter and then it vanished and so this galaxy called NGC sixty nine forty six the disappearance of the service actually not discovered until twenty fourteen so what we think happened is that that star rather than exploding it imploded and collapse and become a black hole and so that raises the possibility that the utilities could do the same thing now it should be noted that most red supergiant still you photographed that's part of the theory hasn't changed but it does raise the possibility that there are some red supergiant that do not explode at the end of the ends of their lives but instead imposed to become black holes in your article for the proceedings of the National Academy of sciences you talk to astronomers who are searching for a theory that fits the observations of red supergiant here a red supergiant B. what is right now the present thinking about what determines whether it explodes or collapses it's actually pretty simple it's how much mass was born with because we have been able ever since nineteen eighty seven two actually in some cases identified the stars that have gone supernova starting with the nineteen eighty seven supernova in the large Magellanic cloud everything out about twenty five cases most of those cases are involving red supergiant as history project but what's weird is that we don't see any of the higher mass red supergiants in that sample we only see the red supergiants from like eight to seventeen solar masses as born with those massive and that raises the possibility that the higher mass red supergiant ranging now from the seventeenth of thirty solar masses do not explode and so then he will ask the question what which classes and be able to use it and the answer is it's kind of on the borderline after mass estimates range from about eight to eighteen so if it's on the lower end of that then it will explode almost certainly on the other hand if that's the high end of that mass range then that raises the possibility that this will never explode and instead implode and become a black hole you indicate that we could get confirmation from the James Webb space telescope when and if it's launched I hope hope hope what will they tell us well this disappearing red supergiant in this other galaxy NGC fifty nine forty six could conceivably be hiding behind a dust cloud okay now if it is then it's heating that dust cloud and that cloud should be radiating a seat at the end correct lately he's a wavelength longer than me I can see the current infrared observations indicate that that's not what's going on but to definitively rule out the possibility that the stars still there it will take the James Webb space telescope which if all goes well will be launched another year so that will tell us whether or not this with super giant in ninety six sixty nine forty six has to be banished from the now what really matters can as I've learned to find Orion the hunter the constellation it's bright in the north temperate zone winter sky and summer sky it's going to be okay in our lifetimes right can be just as protected for now almost certainly simply because red supergiants live so long I mean they they have much shorter life comes in the sun but much longer lifetimes than we do so it is extremely unlikely that Beetlejuice is going to explode during our lifetime or disappear or disappear can sends me a link from the astronomer's telegram by Edward Guinan to west heather correctly can god yeah and he is watching Beetlejuice very carefully if you want to read the technical language that astronomers love about brightness and dampness of Beetlejuice can cross well author of the lives of stars right most recently at the esteemed meetings of the National Academy of.

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"I'm John back this is the John Batchelor show in February nineteen twelve a gambler on the sock Herman bean si Rosenthal opens a gambling house of one oh four west forty fifth street it's very pop easy however falls a file of some of his colleagues fall so much a file that one day after giving some information to the law that was definitely not in good odor for the gang that being see hang hang out with hung out with beads he went to the metropolitan tell at two west forty third street and was called outside and shot down a bunch of men showed up in a car Oct Packard and shot him down this murder is a centerpiece of the early days of the rise of Arnold Rothstein a biography of Mr Rosten Arnold Rothstein the life times and murder of the criminal genius to fix the nineteen nineteen World Series by David Patricia David is a biographer of a period a hundred years ago that is famous in reputation in legend but these are the facts Hey are oral rosty is the man you all know from The Great Gatsby he was known as Meyer will sign their Gatsby talks about the man who fix the nineteen nineteen World Series but he comes from somewhere he comes from the world of being see Rosenthal being gunned down on the street David congratulations and good evening the reason I want to start with beans he Rosenthal is that a are learned from that he learned that it wasn't good to keep a gambling house anymore who was being see Rosenthal how did he live his life and how today are imitated well Rosenthal is sort of the dumber more reckless version of Arnold Rothstein their contemporaries they're both gamblers operating in the Times Square area before World War one at that point you've still got kind of wide open gambling houses they are protected by the police and they are protected by Tammany Hall but the police are taking the biggest kat and there is a complicated scenario in the Rosenthal decides he's not going to pay the cops off anymore ache a captain backer Charles Becker Becker decides he wants his his dull Rosenthal says he's not going to be shaken down anymore by backer and he says I've got friends and family and he's got a friend who is a very colorful character the boss of the Lower East Side a guy named big Tim Sullivan was not only protector of such cross and the a big politician probably the number two man into family at that point but also he ran a string of vaudeville houses on the west coast so very interesting guy and but he's unable to protect Rosenthal from Rosenthal's big mouth because he gets determined to tell his story to the press he tells his story to the New York World one of the great fable papers in New York City history whose editor oddly enough was Arnold Rothstein best man they they kind of go to the police and family goes to rocks being to mediate things and this is a great one of the great things about rock scene he is the mediator he is the glue which holds so much in New York City together at that point between him and the Wall Street the police bootleggers labor racketeers the fellows who are are loan sharking anything of that nature rock scene will be in the middle of but he fails to yeah Rosenthal to shut up as you indicated he's killed as he comes out of the health home hotel Metropol right outside Times Square right outside Times Square it's the first drive by shooting murder in history there's cops all over the place of actually what happens is that a bunch of hired guns are arrested for this and they ran out captain Charles Becker Charles Becker goes the chair this signals the end of the police getting the cut directly signals the end of the gambling houses operating openly in Manhattan it it makes rosty's somewhat bigger in his position and also he moves on to you remember from the guys and gals the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York where rocks the kind of advanced that sort of thing he invent tell rooms are all sorts around them that he invented because after Rosenthal's burger it's no longer safe to keep a gambling house that had been on the record straight he moves out gambling houses the name right he becomes Nathan Detroit himself after run after being Z. is gunned down and that's one of the literary were references to rocks the some people think that Damon Runyon was a model date Nathan Detroit rob CD also has a big gambling house very fashionable up in Saratoga springs the Bronx now it begins somewhere Rothstein is by this time a full scale gambler in our right before the first war and during the first war however we go back to his birth he's born to Abraham and aster Rosti who are very religious Jews and a right away early on Arnold is a problem to problem and the the religious thing is is certainly a factor in that he's not religious his older brother is who diss a very young man of the older brother is on a path towards a religious life the father is known as Abraham the just he's a very reputable business bad a art is not come from the Lower East Side is that one of these these damn and always put loans from that a part of Manhattan he's really from the Upper East Side and he's from a middle class background but often when Abraham rusting goes out the temple Sabbath the leases jewelry behind A. R. would would Powell ms old man's watch and and Hornets to finance his is gambling overnight hopefully he'd win it now or and and get the watch back into his father's drawer there's a lot of conflict between them and the conflict only is exacerbated when Arnold Rothstein takes a bride up in Saratoga springs again with and with as well as I indicated as his best man chorus girl named Caroline Greene who is only half Jewish and a practicing Catholic and this is really a great break between route Steve and his family so that he is separated from his his background and ultimately because of infidelity and in security separated from his wife as well and he's a very tortured guy from a personal standpoint in fact he goes to he goes to one of the early cycle analysts who is the father of Merion Hartley who of people may remember from those old Polaroid commercials I believe with James Garner early on he is not a big hot and they note they knew him as the bankroll or the brain early on however is a pool player and he plays an epic pool game what it takes thirty six hours forty hours in McGraw's a pool hall right at Herald square it is it is amazing they even then he has an edge to it in many ways he smoothed but in other ways he sharp and ears rub some people the wrong way he is very good Paul player but some of his associates bring in a pool player from Philadelphia it was a ringer and they go at it and as you say thirty six hours in McGraw's this is wrong the New York Giants a little Napoleon the great master strategist of early baseball of twenties early twentieth century baseball and of actually all right McGraw throws them out of the the pool all because he's just so dog tired but this is one of the things which helps make Rothstein alleged in that sort of Times Square tenderloin demi monde which she eventually comes to dominate the bookies rosty David Patricia is the author of the life times and murder of the criminal genius to fix the nineteen nineteen World Series we're going to get to the ball a ball game but next the ponies I'm John bachelor this is the John Batchelor show on Friday this week Texas Rangers play the Kansas City Royals in the first Major League Baseball exhibition game.

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"John Batchelor this is the John Batchelor show D. day D. day is the event in which the United States of America enters the end to European history permanently D. day is when we launched the best we had and gather the fleet to invade France and conquered Germany that the Hitler writes the **** but what happened after D. day is a major piece of the story of the world we have today how it is that the war dragged on from June forty four until the spring of forty five and all of the advances made possible by the Russians in that long period as they got to Berlin all of these major events of late twentieth century were shaped in in in a critical of advance not on June six itself but on the weeks and months afterwards as the allied forces the combined allied forces chiefly Americans British and Canadians with their allies advanced across the remnants of the very powerful German very mocked being dominated and misled by Hitler himself a new book John Prados his Normandy crucible the decisive battle that shape World War two in Europe tells the story of the weeks after D. day the success on the beach you can all frame that picture you've seen it many times but this is what happens not only in the hedge row country right after the Normandy beaches but also all across that part of France and Britney into and around Caen as we launched ourselves towards Paris and then beyond that to the ride John congratulations and good evening and I begin with a part of your book that is a fascination it's almost like the movie scene I've never seen this is Hitler coming to our to France to his headquarters battle headquarters W. two to gather all of his generals on June seventeenth what is the subject of this meeting wise the furor traveled so carefully with lots of security to the near the front lines to addresses generals well the conference in two minutes is that took place at marquee vile the not too far actually from where Hitler the corporals World War one for and the purpose of that was to hammer out a strategy to throw the allies back into the sea in Normandy and what you had basically was a clash of will really between Hitler and his generals in which field marshal Rommel the immediate commander of the front and field marshal von Rundstedt the commander of the German forces in the west both held out for a massive multi core attack they would start by throwing the British into the sea and then we'll wrap up the allied beachhead in Normandy and they ran smack dab into Hitler who didn't want the tax that got in the way of his defensive plans and one of them to hold on to places like the port at Cherbourg to the exclusion of attacking and insisted that his wonder weapons at that time they were beginning to bombard England with the first cruise missiles the V. one rocket those wonder weapons wouldn't with the war so that the fighting of the first to do need to be sold port I want to assemble the players that were present there and that are critical to making these decisions the generals themselves you mention Rommel who commanded the beach area where the allies invaded Normandy he was a famous figure to the German people at a sizeable propaganda ally for garbled than others because he had been so effective in Africa car phones run stud is less well known but as I understand it from your book fun run stead and Rommel not only wanted to launch this massive corps attack to drive the British into the beach they believe that that was the last hope that if they didn't drive them off the beaches then it was time to make peace is that correct job yes that's correct rubble actually started out even before the door with the invasion before D. day thinking that the proper approach was to throw the allies into the sea right on the beach and having failed that the next fall back position was to run the board so to speak starting from the area of Kahn which is where the Germans had their best communication and behind the front and could most easily assemble an offensive force the reached at the theater commander agreed with that because his original position even before the they had been that Germany should see where the allies were landing in strength and should then assemble the reserves for the big attack so both of them were agreement that the proper approach was the to make this kind of a strategic attack and that like to make one point about this concept of the strategic attack because I think in a very real sense it came to dominate German strategy even Hitler's strategy through the rest of the war this idea of the strategic attack more on the German side and started out starting with with world Rommel and Rundstedt who wanted to attack north of Kabul to drive them into the sea Hitler transformed it into well let's attack where the British and the Americans come together in the van he transformed into will attack the Americans advantage and will attack the American rear by the time that the allies broke out of Normandy the idea became the battle of the bulge will make strategic attack on the western front and it will go against the Americans and this fixation about attacking the Americans is something that drove German strategy in this very interesting I think the the background also as I understand it in this conference is that there is already a plot to remove Hitler it started in conversation back in Berlin and that Rommel is aware that there is at this point descend to eight at outright betrayal of the furor because the generals understand that this war is lost if the allies get off the beaches at this point is Rommel and fun runs that are they thinking that we have to make this desperate try because otherwise there is no hope for Germany was that in their thinking that the that the magic out of this is to kill Hitler I'm not sure that they're thinking had gone so far as to think that the magic was to kill Hitler but I do believe the both of them felt that if the allies broke out of Normandy the war was lost Dr and there's a famous quote from merged at make peace you fools where he's discussing with Hitler's make use of the high command and they confront him with what should be the choice for future strategy and this is his recommendation any flows very much for this sense that if the job with the severe marks could not make the campaign flow against the allies of the west there was no alternative Hitler again and again John looks like in a rational character and at one point you cite that he gives an order to have odd bill Durnan sink the American allied fleet some fantastic order that he's ordered the Kriegsmarine engine testing five thousand ships did they how did these generals are sitting in these conferences and in their exchange is there a record of the fact that they thought he was a rational and that his orders were stupid there are certain diaries kept by German officers in which Hitler's referred to as being not irrational so much as completely inconsiderate of reality in terms of his thinking but I don't think that the by and large any German general even privately enter meeting contacts as opposed to privately recording in his diary would dare at that point in the war to express that opinion the Germans had impressive forces and they were all having others transferred from the Russian front the allies were busy of course interrupting that so right now will set the scale of the German contest as they understood it on June seventeenth Rommel and fun run stat said that tax now Hitler said no in pieces what did what did yodel and what it cuddled what to the supreme commanders have to contribute to this where they just sitting back and waiting the the high command yodeling cattle who were Hitler's minions that I referred to earlier did not contribute very much they were in fact very much slowed keys of the Fuhrer there isn't another meeting the next turn that actually reached at rubble and Hitler get together at first his god about two weeks later meeting at which title promises of a bridge that to pass along certain the opinions to Hitler on his behalf and never does and that's typical of cuddles approach to the high could be is he played to the fewer and not functioned as a supreme commander the book is not in the crucible the decisive battle the chip or more to in Europe John products is the author John is a senior fellow at the national security archive in Washington now we turn to the allied commanders and their plans to break out of Normandy I'm John bachelor this is the John Batchelor.

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"I'm John batch this is the John Batchelor show lower Thor very exciting with commercial space entering the fray the costs are plunging many nations getting involved in manned space as well as robots space what is to be done about low earth orbit what can we do to learn from the past there was a time where that went our planes we knew that in Washington they actually thought about a department of aviation that is a standalone like department of commerce well that changed eventually into an understanding of civil aviation and to help us with lower earth orbit with what is to be done with the plethora of boosters these days and as satellites plunging a rising around the earth and also all of the debris fields that are around the earth now I welcome Adam Ruth writing most recently at the hill Adam is a doctoral student PhD doctoral student king's college London as well as a research manager with the Lloyd center for government insights in Washington Adam a very good evening to you you have the example of civil aviation once upon a time what can we how can we learn from civilly aviation as we move into a governance of lower thought good evening to the good evening and thank you for having me on yeah that's a great question I think deletion provide an excellent analogy probably in Kerr county emerging sector in the economy and the economic value along with kind of apprehension we have ground based technology the delineation governed by primarily bilateral rather than multilateral agreements you've got these agreements are are created often and bearing previous agreements or kind of Allah cart green between two countries what works best for them and the international civil aviation organization kind of managing the the green in and provide at the standard in Haiti regulatory practice rather than like a more traditional governing body like might think of and it is like near term coverage for example delineation covered really around what works best for government and industry hell delineation and the economy in the services you provide and we could do that with state we just think differently about how we think about governing what was the Chicago convention when did that happen and how how did it come together sure so yet November to December of nineteen forty four about fifty countries came together despite will work you being hot they recognize the emerging value still be Asian they can't get in Chicago and they produce the Chicago convention which laid the foundation for what has now become a very vibrant and interactive civil aviation governance regime and that what that that initial agreement did it really kind of cool to fight in more strong terms bacon and all products being it was already understood about kind of customary international law it basically and among other things the air space above your territory is your sovereignty and with that kind of foundational cornerstone the bilateral agreements which then covered you know what you can do it with with mail in in passengers and commerce in there the rest of it yes canonic aspect of it we're able to kind of be developed and in establishing a more foundational and kind of productive way so they they put together an international version of this of what we have here in the U. S. as a federal version this was the international civil aviation organization it was originally fifty four of the fifty five states he grew to being everybody now today and I take it as the atom that is the convention that says that when you fly over somebody's airspace you have to pay the money is that where this comes from yes it it this call convention establish what was was for the most part understood about his elite in a way that we had been progressing up until nineteen forty four but what it allowed would allow countries then come the cable after working bilateral agreement at the first of which was the B. the middle one agreement between inactive when you Kay and they do those bilateral agreements have been able to organize and kind of put in legal terms what you can do with another country passengers for example or what you can do with with male needs a call that that the third fourth and fifth three young and it does that leave the bulk of the economic opportunity conciliation and so having a place we that they've been through the shop convention it's really no space divisions about that how do we negotiate the economics of it really gave country that a kind of a foundation to to work from the with not hot it was agreed upon date they knew is beneficial especially pay part of it together and it's like you're very football covered her game right now is our conversation to your knowledge addressing this matter of international lower earth orbit aviation or even I'll earth orbit just a higher there but as well of the telecommunications satellites is there anyone talking about this now Adam yes there are and and the United Nations through you and coke yes the comedian a Petri that our state continues to work towards improving space governance but right now the problem is you can't really come to an agreement one the multilateral forum it's hard to bring consensus about when you have you know because like United States China Russia less developed countries who are who are all have equity and and what happens going forward speed and then there's different items the the different interests they can collect up into there are forms working on it there are close to both national and initiation than agencies who are working together non profit Dan and non government organizations working together what we really need is we need state there is a legislative authority to agree on more foundational element OPR unix based at things like space debris the traffic management situational awareness we need them to kind of come together to to reach agreement that allows it that the economic sector and the private sector to kind of have yeah okay guidance not too much not going to regulate the think of regulating but it gives them a way of of of going forward in assisting away and I think what we're seeing with the emergence of a vibrant commercial space sector is that motivation is coming that they need to have this conversation is really developing maturing I think I'll be only a matter of time but it would be good if if we we got to get the applicator out in part how let this discussion to ensure that what did develop in terms the new government's was within line with the free and open and that I used to have benefited the world over the worst based crime I know in recent memory is the two thousand and seven people's Republic of China anti satellite test in which a left a debris field in space right now would that be something that an international body could address at to make trying to clean it up and make trying to pay for it and have penalties attached to such conduct yes the right now nothing in terms of space government could coop their course or to otherwise and encourage China to to rectify that there was a pretty strong international spot based on the altitude in which China conduct that cast read it they last will be in orbit for techie in Indian longer but there's nothing in it a lot international out that you cannot do that and we know that because India recently conducted a similar tax and that they played it at a lower work at but there is still some debris in order for that test and that will cause a threat not only in national space station but that a light in the consequence of additional debris as you have been colliding in space just grows Adam Ruth is at the king's college London is a PhD student doctoral student he's also research manager with the light center for government in size looking to the future in its pace at the hill I'm John bachelor this is the John Batchelor show.

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"I'm John buster this is the John Batchelor show any McCarthy and that is macabre my colleagues as we discussed the tumbling issues in Washington DC driven by what you have to say is the resistance which is a metaphor I understand the anti trump anti Republican pro democratic along that have very many issues at the same time and one of them has to do with Russia gate the lingering matter of Russia okay the news today is the general Flynn is to be sentenced and the accu the allegation which she pled guilty to is that he deceived the FBI now this is all wrapped up in the larger story of rushing eight unfinished and general Flynn's fit case of case and fate will not resolve anything there's an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General Mister Mister Doran of Connecticut the US attorney is leading into what we don't know about Russia gate Flynn is inside what we don't know so gentleman I want to point to an article by in the federalist within these last hours by ms Cleveland that links the unknowns to John Brennan John Brennan indicated in testimony to the house of representatives I believe this is in twenty seventeen spring of twenty seventeen that there was information of Russian interference or attempted interference in the election of twenty sixteen prior to the F. B. I. opening its investigation July thirty first twenty sixteen crossfire K. prior the inspector general has indicated several times in his report that the FBI was conducting no surveillance no investigation no provocation against actors in the trumpet and at trump campaign prior to July thirty first twenty sixteen and yet we have this reference by Mister Brandon in testimony that he had information beforehand that all connects to general Flynn for one man professor staff and help her I cannot recount everything quickly here I want to get to the question Andy we do not know what Brandon was up to prior to July thirty first twenty sixteen we also know that Mr dorm is indicated by statement that he's does not agree with the inspector general's conclusion that there was that there was no predicate that there was no adequate press that there was adequate predicate to open investigation does not agree with that however we don't know how he disagrees we also know that the inspector general could only look at the department of justice because your book ball of collusion lease is up to the edge here do you follow now that info in investigating what Brandon may what Brandon meant by that strange remark I had information do you believe that that is a fertile ground or will this be more dead ends as we wait for years to find the facts of Russia okay John I think it is to be fertile ground the question whether it be makes the level of criminality is a separate question and that's obviously the one that but dorm is looking into but I think we don't one awful lot about what Brandon was up to and much of it is on his own accounting whether it's in testimony or some of his public statements that I laid out in ball of collusion but he made himself basically the clearinghouse of information that was coming in from foreign intelligence services mostly in Europe that was critical of Donald Trump any candidate and he would package that information ultimately for the FBI and the justice department which opened their investigation of the FBI's investigation in July I I've I've said a number of times I think that was a formality that they open the investigation in July they were conducting an investigation before then but I think the CIA's activities we're going to find a go back to the second half of twenty fifteen and are quite extensive but we'll have to find it what to see how much we actually learn about that alternately that is are you covered a lot of this extensively in your book I mean when you talk about making it a formality can you go on a little details straight again to refresh our memory of what they were doing prior to trying to do to see YA opening other yet you know that he is the the active opening an investigation is really a ministerial act I mean basically they're opening an investigative file but if you look at the report that was completed by the house intelligence committee one Devin Nunez was its chairman and you look at the other information that's available in the reporting we know that they were that our government was investigating rushes interference or Russian the Russian hacking activities going back well before July of twenty sixteen perhaps as early as the S. twenty fourteen but certainly in in twenty fifteen there was information that was coming into the CIA from foreign intelligence services Brandon himself has said that he said that he wanted to make sure the FBI knew everything that he knew and we we have a lot of information about a lot of investigative activity including trips overseas where ultimately people like Stefan help or as a government informant will unleashed to to to monitor people connected to the trump campaign a lot of that stuff was going on before the end of July of twenty sixteen we also know from the Nunez report that committee's report that as early as the spring of twenty sixteen which is a long time months before there was a FISA warrant months before they open the investigation that would be consideration was being given by the FBI and the justice department about whether to do with defensive briefing for the trump campaign to alert them to the fact that they they were concerned that there was Russian infiltration of the campaign and I continue to maintain that the reason they didn't do it is because the guys they were worried about was trump trump himself not that you know as much as they say now that it was all about George Kappa dophilus and Carter page if if that was who was about I think you give a defensive briefing to the campaign and say look I think you have a problem here but that obviously doesn't make any sense to do that if the guy you're worried about is the candidate I senator Grassley says that he wants to ask questions of staff and helpers Stephan helpers response as I understand it now is that he is ill and cannot answer questions those will be important interrogatories and answers do you agree and we just have thirty seconds yes I think ultimately he is an important witness to what dorm is doing if you're going to investigate the origins of this investigation he's one of the first two was dispatched to collect information about it covertly and Carr C..

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"Hi I'm John bachelor this is the John Batchelor show it is early very early March twenty ninth nineteen forty four all of snow we rode in occupied Europe the cars two of them carry to English slash allied air officers one is Kirby green and the other is Kidder these men have been in the custody of the Luftwaffe the German Air Force for some time and they have a skate they've now been recaptured and then there are there in the hands of the Gestapo this scene and we will explicate it carefully the brutality of it the meaning of it and the justice for forms one of the anecdotes in a very shocking and fascinating new book human game the true story of The Great Escape murders and the hunt for the Gestapo government Simon read is the offer you will all recall there is a movie from the nineteen sixties a fantastically successful movie at the time called the great escape these are the facts that support what you saw about how those men escaped and what happened to them in the hands of monsters Simon congratulations and very good evening to you in these cars are the two air officers one at what a Kidder a kid a Kirby green and Kidder who who is Zacarias that night good evening good evening John thanks for letting me be here your interest in the book yeah in determining that wrong in the back of a car is pretty chairman Thomas Kirby green and Canadian airman Gordon Kidder and they are currently her in this scene prisoners of the pop world in this land and Kirby green in Kidder are it's skate peace reason escapees from stolid looks very prison camp deep in the heart of **** Germany they've just taken part in the greatest gates prior and their plan was to serve make it to neutral territory where they hope to connect with some friends of Kirby green get in touch with the resistance and get back to you unfortunately they don't they make it to Czechoslovakia where they are seeing is by the local Gestapo and they are now being they believe they're being driven back to the camp and in the car it's a man named Zacharias who is an official in the local discount code chapter and a very ruthless individual an ardent **** very much believes in Hitler's policies believes that Hitler is pretty much right about everything and it's unethical to the **** calls and at his job has been to the supposedly escort the prisoners back to their camp at least that's what you want the prisoner slowly his orders are actually much different they're driving along this snowy road like you say and that price is looking out the window looking for an ideal seeks Intel is trying to stop the car and speak to Erin and to get out and he's going to tell them that they need to relieve themselves because they have a long drive back to the camp and indeed he finds the spot where the road so the Phils slopes away from the road and you can leave the two airmen down in this bill where they can do their business and that's what he does the M. and get out of the car the lead them down into this field and while they're standing there relieving themselves after rise and one of his accomplices each standing behind and then pull out there loop and shoot the and then point blank in the back of the head killing them both these are these are this is Lyn murders which is part of the larger story that Simon tells of the execution purposeful vengeful criminal execution of fifty airmen who were chosen almost at random and by lot of the seventy six who escaped from Stalag Luft dry spell of love three which had been billed as a special camp for all those who had been practiced and skillful it'd escaping in previous years some left off accounts this is the second World War nineteen forty four some of them have been prisoners for many years shot down over Flanders for example in nineteen forty during the retreat in Dunkirk so they were extremely dedicated to escape that is their duty as officers of the all our A. F. they come from many countries and Simon follows all of their stories but we need to go back to the beginning of this style of love to drive if you seen the movie you know it's a special camp how is it constructed to keep men from escaping Simon yeah well I actually write it is designed specifically to be asking for and so they put in special defined features in the camp first of all the site where the camp is built is picks specifically because of the bill there is a fine serving yellow sand on the surface and beneath its like a gravelly grace soil so the Germans and all that digging is a favorite method of the skate by prisoners so they know that it in me to try to dig their way out the door that they have to get rid of underground is different than the dirt on the surface of the compound so it's going to be very hot difficult to hide different colors so that's one of the primary reasons another reason is that far away from the Swiss border so no escape term and would be tempted to try and make it to neutral territory and then some of the design features they put in to make the place that is in most cancer if you wanted to come all the way out all you had to do was why the floorboards up in your hot and then just started digging straight down in the ground it was directly beneath the floor installed with three they built the they built a hospital so they're raised from the ground and then each hot had to cement columns that posed as foundations almost beneath the kitchen area almost beneath the rough the restroom area so lemon did want to tunnel through the floor there hot in into the ground it affects the tunnel through the front man columns that service foundations and the Germiston think number one and wouldn't want to do that too much work number two if they did do it you know it would be heard some of the other things they did they sank subterranean microphones down in the ground microphones on ten ten feet down so if you did have to dig a tunnel you have to dig deep to cut the microphones with the ticket up they'll support trap doors in the fourth of the heart so guards could climb under the hot and stick their heads up into the trap doors and look into the house to see if any sort of secret activity was going on they also put trap doors in the roots of the hot so they can look at you know survey in makes their all these things have never been done before but you know at the start of the war if Kate plus the new science you know the M. prisoners with service learning how to perfect the escape trade and the Germans were learning how to detect it and so the dentist all of three seven took all the lessons that we learned in the past and some coalesced into this one camp none the less seen them none the less as they all come together in style of glove dry the officer our A. F. officers quickly form an escape committee almost as if they put together a start up operation made up of all of the best to skate escaped prisoners from previous camps all of the best were putting to this camp that's the nature of this this is the this is the brilliant five hundred and there is a plan put in place immediately to build Tom Dick and Harry don't you wonder sometimes I'm in as if this is being a written by a master novelist and yet these men actually did name that was three tunnels Tom Dick and Harry they start digging immediately despite all these obstacles that Simon is act has illustrated here and of the Germans are unaware of this because the men are so skilled at covering their steps and at digging how big is the tunnel that they build Tom Dick and Harry Simon the tunnels are several hundred feet long just to give you an idea you know I I previously mentioned that the Germans had some subterranean microphones down into the ground ten feet down so before the man could even start taking over the horizontal axis in of the horrors almost after the tone they protected the X. thirty feet down underground so they had to dig through the guilt concrete pillars that were holding out for the Hans Ritter of the several feet high and once they hit the dirt beneath that they had to dig thirty feet down and then start digging horizontal shaft now one of the security aspect of style of the three was all the hot replaced at least a hundred feet away from the main security gate the main security fence that surrounded the camp so he had to dig a hundred feet before he even crossed underneath the surrounding gate makan.

John Batchelor
"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

09:53 min | 2 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"I'm John bachelor this is the John Batchelor show it is early very early March twenty ninth nineteen forty four all of snow we rode in occupied Europe the cars two of them carry to English slash allied air offices one is Kirby green and the other is Kidder these men have been in the custody of the Luftwaffe the German Air Force for some time and they have a skate they've now been recaptured and then there are there in the hands of the cause stop this scene and we will explicated carefully the brutality of it the meaning of it and the justice for forms one of the anecdotes in a very shocking and fascinating new book human game the true story of The Great Escape murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gun Simon read is the author you will all recall there is a movie from the nineteen sixties a fantastically successful movie at the time called the great escape these are the facts that support what you saw about how those men escaped and what happened to them in the hands of monsters Simon congratulations and very good evening to you in these cars are the two air officers one at what a Kidder a kid a Kirby green and Kidder who who is Zacarias that night good evening good evening John thanks for letting me be here your interest in the book yeah indeed that we're on the snowy road in the back of a car is pretty chairman Thomas Kirby green and Canadian airman Gordon Kidder and they are currently or in this scene prisoners of the top though in this land and Kirby green in Kidder are it's skate peace recent escapees from stolid looks three prison camp deep in the heart of **** Germany they've just taken part in the greatest gate prior and their plan was to serve make it to neutral territory where they hope to connect with some friends of Kirby green get in touch with the resistance and get back to you unfortunately they don't they make it Czechoslovakia where they are seized by the local Gestapo and they are now being they believe they're being driven back to the camp and in the car it's a man named Zacharias who is an official in the local discovery chapter and a very ruthless individual an ardent **** very much believes in Hitler's policies believes that Hitler is pretty much right about everything and it's unethical to the **** con and his job has been to supposedly escort the prisoner back to their camp at least that's what you want for Christmas believe his orders are actually much different they're driving along the no he wrote like you say and that price is looking out the window looking for an ideal speaks Intel is trying to stop the car and urged the two airmen to get out and he's going to tell them that they need to relieve themselves because they have a long drive back to the camp and indeed he finds the spot where the roads for the Phils floats away from the road and you can leave the two and then down in this bill where they can do their business and that's what he does the M. and get out of the car the lead them down into the field and while there and one of his accomplices each standing behind and then pull out there loop and shoot them and point blank in the back of the head killing them both these are these are this is Lyn murders which is part of the larger story that Simon tells of the execution purposeful vengeful criminal execution of fifty airmen who were chosen almost at random and by lot of the seventy six who escaped from Stalag Luft dry Stalag Luft three which had been billed as a special camp for all those who had been practiced and skillful it'd escaping in previous years from Luftwaffe camps this is the second World War nineteen forty four some of them had been prisoners for many years shot down over Flanders for example in nineteen forty during the retreat in Dunkirk so they were extremely dedicated to escape that is their duty as officers of the R. A. F. they come from many countries and Simon follows all of their stories but we need to go back to the beginning of this style of gloves dry if you seen the movie you know it's a special camp how is it constructed to keep men from escaping Simon yeah well I actually write it is designed specifically to be this game and so they put in special design features in the camp first of all the site where the camp is built is specifically because of the whole there is a fine serving yellow sand on the surface and the need to it's like a gravelly grace soil so the Germans and all that digging is the favorite method of escape by prisoners so they know that if in the try to dig their way out the door that they have to get rid of underground is different than the dirt on the surface of the compound this can be very hot difficult to hide different color to it so that's one of the primary reasons another reason is that far away from the Swiss border so no escape Hammond would be tempted to try and make it to neutral territory and then some of the design features they put in the plate that is in most camps if you wanted to come all the way out we had to do was why the floorboards up in your hot and then to start digging straight down in the ground that was directly beneath the floor installed with three they built the they built the hospital so they're raised from the ground and then each had to cement columns that posed as foundations almost beneath the kitchen area almost beneath the rug the restroom area so did want to tunnel through the floor there hot in into the ground he's asked actually tunnel through the front man columns that service foundations and the Germans didn't think number one and wouldn't want to do that too much work number two if they did do it you know it would be heard some of the other things they did they sank subterranean microphones down in the ground microphone sunk tend to ten feet down so if you did have to dig a tunnel you have to dig deep to cut the microphones would would pick it up they'll support trap doors in the force of the heart so guards could climb under the hot and stick their heads up into the trap doors and look into the house to see if any sort of of secret activity was going on bill so put trap doors in the roof of the heart so they can look at you know survey in makes there all the things that never been done before but you know at the start of the war if Kate plus the new science you know the young prisoners with service learning how to perfect the state trade and the Germans were learning how to detect it and so the dentist all the three sort of took all the lessons that we learned in the past and some coalesced into this one camp none the less seen them none the less as they all come together in Stalag Luft dry the area officer our A. F. officers quickly form an escape committee almost as if they put together a start up corporation made up of all of the best to skate escaped prisoners from previous camps all of the best were putting to this camp that's the nature of this this is the this is the brilliant five hundred and there is a plan put in place immediately to build Tom Dick and Harry don't you wonder sometimes I'm in as if this is being a written by a master novelist and yet these men actually did name those three tunnels Tom Dick and Harry they start digging immediately despite all these obstacles that Simon is act has illustrated here and the Germans are unaware of this because the men are so skilled at covering their steps and at digging how big is the tunnel that they build Tom Dick and Harry Simon the tunnels are several hundred feet long this to give you an idea you know I I previously mentioned that the Germans had some subterranean microphone down into the ground ten feet down so before the man could even start digging the horizontal axis you know the horrors almost after the tone the first had to dig thirty feet down underground so they had to dig through the concrete pillars that were holding out for the Hans Ritter of the several feet high and once they hit the dirt beneath that they had to dig thirty feet down and then start digging horizontal shaft now one of the security aspect of all of the three one all the hot replaced at least a hundred feet away from the main he gave the security fence that surrounded him so he had to dig a hundred feet before he even crossed underneath the surrounding gate because.

John Batchelor
"john batchelor" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

06:15 min | 3 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on KGO 810

"To the John Batchelor show government politics and current affairs we're talking about on the John Batchelor show on KGO eight this is the John Batchelor show Andrew McCarthy and Thaddeus McCotter we turn to the FISA process itself because the harmless report demonstrates that the FBI and its many leadership positions were able to just start to damage the FISA process in their pursuit of the now demonstrated to be false allegation of Donald Trump as a hireling of the Kremlin Andy this is and forever we haven't had it for two hundred and forty years and my understanding of the process is limited because I've not been inside justice is that the FBI just showed us everything that's wrong with it is like the heart what's report is a a what's wrong with FISA for dummies and I don't know that you can pick up palm to dump the again is in pieces well John I don't think that size it deserves to be re assembled if if even if that were possible because I've always thought it was a wrong headed idea to begin with mainly because the decisions that go to national security to the collection of foreign intelligence information and the protection of the country our our political decisions in nature I don't mean that in the derogatory way that we refer to politics I'm talking about distinguishing as a constitutional matter political responsibilities from judicial responsibility for the protection of the United States is a political is a responsibility of the political branches and as justice Robert Jackson said the post World War two opinion those decisions that these decisions about national security that the better body politic makes you want those decisions to be made by the people who answer to the voters whose lives are at stake and if you transferred down to the judiciary who are the non political actors who are insulated from accountability in our system what you would never have we is bad national security choices that ratchet up due process and are the protection trying to harm the country so I think it's a wrong headed idea to begin with I've always said that hardly means that the executive branch should be able to wield it without oversight I think they're well as we've seen from this episode if you could be searching oversight but it should be searching oversight by the legislative branch not the judicial branch what happened here is the judicial branch did the oversight and when the FBI abused the process when people call them on it they ran around with the FISA court order saying it can't be bad a judge signed off on it in the meantime what we now know is that when while the FBI and the justice department wants to the FISA court four times they avoided telling the gang of eight in Congress what they were up to and obviously if they had done that they would have been asked some hard questions about why they were using foreign intelligence powers to monitor a political campaign yes we have about three minutes they're all over and buried of Hillary Clinton had one handy can you explain because there's been some confusion about the L. slice award not only looks bored but it can look backwards Canada yeah that's exactly right there laws that kick in it didn't in connection with their procedures once they get a FISA warrant that allows them not only to prospectively monitor all of the communications of the person the target of the warrant what to go backwards so that they can seize any of your store email store tact or stored voice messages and the like so yes it allows you to go forward backwards as well as forward and another definition what is consensual recording in the harlots report it's mentioned several times especially around Stephan helper yeah well what that refers to John are the informants that the government was using to approach and and chat up people like Carter page and and George Papp doppel as consensual monitoring just means that one of the people who are in the conversation and typically it's a government informant agree to record it covertly which means the other person does it now it would be as safe as we were having our conversation I decided to record it without telling you when and Daddy if that would be it would be deemed consensual because I agreed to do it regardless of the fact that you did these are early days gentleman we're just observing around the edges the after effects of the horror was report I have to believe that we have much more ahead of us Mr bar made it very clear that there's an active ongoing investigation the last matter I have for you and that is both we have about thirty seconds the investigation do we have a time line at that is have you heard of a time line for the investigation from the AG at all no anti my knowledge you have a time line we have a lesson here all day on it I think yeah I think once they converted it to a criminal investigation from an administrative and Corey a criminal investigation is ready when it's ready you know it's ready when they can they can prove something in court if it was just a matter of issuing a report you could put an artificial deadline on that but a criminal if there's a criminal case here it's going to be ready when it's ready well turn to impeachment the next time we speak right now the bard.

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"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

07:06 min | 3 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"I'm John that this is the John Batchelor show space the final frontier but it requires organization and right now that is a debate in the United States the Air Force the space command really created and empower the trump administration and a vision for something that I like to call the space force what is to be done I welcome Peter Garretson writing most recently at the hill about the missing components for the U. S. going into space engineering and space exploration that is a vision a big vision Peter is an independent strategy consulting he looks very carefully at space and defense is a senior fellow in defense studies with the American foreign policy council most importantly his previous job when he was in uniform lieutenant colonel United States Air Force was director of the air university space horizons task force that's the think tank for our space he was also deputy director of America's premier space strategy program the Schriever scholars Peter a very good evening to you we have news from the far side of the moon it's not clear but the Chinese are indicating that you two two when it was powering down for a nap this is their rover that they've done very well with these last weeks part of Changi for a part of their overall program for space exploration you too to spotted something in its camera that had a luster and the color and us and a consistency gel Lyte that is it did in discontinuous from the surrounding lunar surface suggesting of course they found some that we don't know what it is but I use this is an example of the Chinese program going straight ahead ignoring or indifferent to where the Americans pose press the space program is are we in competition with the Chinese and it does space command or the airforce answer the Chinese competition good evening to appear. good evening John so I believe absolutely we are in competition with Chinese and I think overall that competition is going to be good for both countries and good for humanity because competition is something that typically brings out the best in the house and the ability to go faster. it's also competition the jury much matters to the future of humanity because how we among free nations would organize things is likely very different than how China would organize things is if they have the preponderance of power and so if we want to see a future where we have the kind of open commerce and protection of human liberties that we see on the high seas then it's in our interest to have in space we have honors which is a lady that can protect that and if we fail to do that then we will look back on it I'm sure in wonder or no appropriately where we've made that mistake exploration private enterprise is talking about Mars the lan must SpaceX's now entertaining landings arms on Mars that's all wonderful exploration however your piece in the hell suggests that that's not enough why isn't it enough Peter how how can it be more. well I think this is one of the great opportunities that exists for this generation of folks to think about what they want for the future so I try to contrast he works one is exploration and the others development and we think about exploration that war has the connotation of being experimental first of a kind transient. in sort of a in a sort you mentality whereas development economic development involves infrastructure it involves return on investment involves ever expanding levels of participation and probably the most important associated ward at scale. when you think about when you think in terms of exploration you're thinking about a destination of doing something once when you think about. development you're thinking about scale and in this case I'm talking. build it matters the global balance of power. so we're talking about a new industrial revolution in space with space resources within space manufacturing that will create well in the dollars of new economic opportunity and that well will accrue to the powers that pursuit and differentially those that have the best strategy. do the Chinese have a plan to monetize space and do we have anything comparable. the Chinese absolutely help what I think is an elegant clam first they directed the agency to to monetize space at scale to make use of its vast energy in material resources do we have such a plan I guess that would happen. yeah Basil's you one mosque they have in mind such a plan American new space how such a plan and has had such a plan for a very long time. but unfortunately they sort of never been able to break in to the the serious policy dialogues with in Washington which has been sort of coopted by this very narrow vision of exploration so you know what we have is we we have historically had organizational cultures that sort of look at this as their turf and and didn't particularly have an interest in expanding it beyond that now you know we're seeing particularly under this massive ministry a much greater interest in trying to involve many different players and I think that would be the talking points at the highest level are close but not quite there we do not yet have a clear national vision for space industrialization we don't have a clear national vision for space development the space command just stood up for enhanced augmented whatever the proper political term as does that have the makings of a vision of a monetizing vision because we're good at making money for given a chance. hi I think not and I think the problem is this week what a space command is is just like we have in the United States in number of combatant commands we have a cyber command we have a global strike command we have a transportation command more importantly we have the European command the US and the Pacific command and us and the Central Command and these focus attention either on a function or a function or they focus attention on the geography. in this case we we really haven't clearly enough decided what how we think about space in my view there's only one right answer you have to think about space as a geography and you have to think about how you protect not just the military aspects of.

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"john batchelor" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"john batchelor" Discussed on KGO 810

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