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Rocking out in Israel despite the hate
New York Post, by Paul Miller

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/5/2014 7:41:20 AM

Aging rocker Roger Waters is peeved that the equally aging Rolling Stones plan to play Tel Aviv this summer; he just wrote a public letter castigating the band for defying his anti-Israel boycott. Hey, Roger: You might want to look at what the under-40 crowd is doing. For those who don’t live in Israel, the few artists heeding the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement by refusing to perform there might seem to take center stage. But the big nay-sayers (aside from Waters) include Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello. It’s safe to say that music fans not yet members of AARP won’t be

      


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Rocking out in Israel despite the hate
New York Post, by Paul Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/5/2014 7:41:20 AM     Post Reply
Aging rocker Roger Waters is peeved that the equally aging Rolling Stones plan to play Tel Aviv this summer; he just wrote a public letter castigating the band for defying his anti-Israel boycott. Hey, Roger: You might want to look at what the under-40 crowd is doing. For those who don’t live in Israel, the few artists heeding the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement by refusing to perform there might seem to take center stage. But the big nay-sayers (aside from Waters) include Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello. It’s safe to say that music fans not yet members of AARP won’t be

   

 

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The Leak of a Mysterious Video Could
Change the Outcome of Newark’s Mayor’s Race
Daily Beast, by Charles Upton Sahm    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/5/2014 7:37:50 AM     Post Reply
The campaign for Cory Booker’s successor was already ugly, but a leaked video showing a candidate’s charged racial speech could shake things up just before the vote. Voters in Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, will vote for a new mayor next Tuesday to replace Cory Booker, who rode a wave of national attention into the Senate last fall. The election comes at a moment when Newark, long one of America’s most dangerous and depressed cities, is experiencing a nascent revival. The stakes are high and the candidates offer a stark choice: Ras Baraka, a radical councilman from Newark’s South

You Know What, Dude? Even If Benghazi
Was About A Video, It’s Still A Scandal
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/5/2014 5:37:52 AM     Post Reply
Judging from the reaction of liberals on my Twitter feed, the appropriate reaction to any #Benghazi talk is snickering and derision. And the defense offered by administration, which amounts to mocking conservatives for offering any questions – former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor dropping “dude” on Fox News’ Bret Baier was tailored to parallel this dismissive attitude – reminds me that even if all this was about a video, even if the GOP’s “conspiracy theory” regarding talking-point timelines is all wrong, the Obama administration’s reaction is still a scandal. By downplaying the Benghazi attack during the 2012 race, by

Big budgets, little oversight in war zones
Washington Post, by Scott Higham*    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/5/2014 5:34:16 AM     Post Reply
In 1998, an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and his wife from the war-wrecked region of Bosnia-Herzegovina began a humble international humanitarian effort out of a modest office in downtown Washington. After the United States launched the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the mom-and-pop nonprofit corporation boldly ramped up, undertaking some of the federal government’s biggest and most ambitious projects in the battle zones, everything from building roads to funding wheat production. In doing so, International Relief and Development increased its annual revenue from $1.2 million to $706 million, most of it from one corner of the

Putin’s Stupidity Leading the
Russian Economy to Disaster
PJ Media, by Kim Zigfeld    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/4/2014 4:32:12 AM     Post Reply
Here’s a stock tip for those who’d like to get in on the ground floor of the bountiful opportunities being provided by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to American investors: Short International Paper, and go long on SpaceX. You can profit mightily by selling International Paper stock you don’t yet own because the company has been aggressively cooperating with the Putin dictatorship, and it now finds itself on the outside of the civilized world looking in. As international sanctions resulting from Putin’s aggression in Ukraine begin to bite and multinationals in Russia run for the exits, companies like International Paper are seeing

Does ‘Sperm Donor’ Mean ‘Dad’?
New York Times, by Brooks Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/4/2014 4:28:21 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES — He is a movie star who shot to fame on a motorcycle in “The Lost Boys.” She is a California massage therapist from a prominent East Coast family. Four years ago, with his sperm, her eggs and the wonder of in vitro fertilization, they produced a child. From there, the tale gets very, very messy. For the last two years, Jason Patric and Danielle Schreiber have been waging what has become one of the highest-profile custody fights in the country — one that scrambles a gender stereotype, raises the question of who should be considered a legal parent and

   

 

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South Korea ferry was overloaded on 246 trips
in months before sinking, documents show
Associated Press, by Jung-yoon Choi*    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/4/2014 4:24:04 AM     Post Reply
INCHEON, South Korea – The doomed ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips — nearly every voyage it made in which it reported cargo — in the 13 months before it sank, according to documents that reveal the regulatory failures that allowed passengers by the hundreds to set off on an unsafe vessel. And it may have been more overloaded than ever on its final journey. One private, industry-connected entity recorded the weights. Another set the weight limit. Neither appears to have had any idea what the other was doing. And they are but two parts of a maritime

Benghazi Made Simple
Tribune Media Services, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/3/2014 2:45:56 PM     Post Reply
Deer Reader, On Wednesday, Jay Carney explained — as if he was talking to a room full of children — that the Benghazi e-mail the White House refused to release until the White House was forced to release its Benghazi e-mails wasn’t in fact about Benghazi, even though the e-mail talks about Benghazi. This is Monty Pythonesque of “Dead Parrot” proportions. That’s not a Benghazi e-mail, it’s just an e-mail about Benghazi, in a folder marked “Benghazi” e-mails, idiot. As I said on Fox yesterday, Jay Carney is a very strange creature for Washington. He’s an extremely confident liar — we’ve got

Damn Right I Taped
Kerry’s ‘Apartheid’ Talk
Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/3/2014 2:42:51 PM     Post Reply
And if I had to do it all over again, I’d do it in the exact same way. Ten years ago, when I was a rookie reporter for the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, I looked up to Joseph Nye as a sacred figure, the preeminent American expert on Japan. So it hurt a little when Nye wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday to accuse me of “sneaking in” to a meeting of the Trilateral Commission last week in Washington, where John Kerry made explosive remarks warning that Israeli could become “an apartheid state.” But I don’t blame

Teenage burglar in high-profile New Orleans
self-defense case burglarizes again
Legal Insurrection, by Andrew Branca    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/3/2014 2:37:26 PM     Post Reply
It was just days ago that I provided an update of the Merritt Landry self-defense case down in New Orleans: Merritt Landry home-defense shooting prosecution stalls. In that post I noted the remarkable degree to which the Prosecutor was struggling to obtain an indictment from the Grand Jury on the charges of attempted second degree murder brought against Landry. Twice the Grand Jury had taken up the case, and twice they had declined to take any definitive action, neither returning a “no-bill” (which would have dismissed the second degree murder charges against Landry) or an indictment (which would have progressed the

One Completely Logical Hillary Running Mate
Daily Beast, by Jeff Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/3/2014 4:17:45 AM     Post Reply
There’s one candidate who would make a whole lot of sense—and he’s got history and plenty of experience in his favor. Do you share with me a deep sense that we haven’t spent nearly enough time covering the 2016 presidential race? Oh, sure, Nexis tells is that there have been 520 stories written between January and March, compared with 176 stories at this time four years ago. OK, the National Journal looked at TV coverage, and found that there were 69 mentions between January and March on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and the PBS New Hour, compared with 31 in 2008 and

   

 



 
BP cries foul over $500M
in compensation awards
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/3/2014 4:14:44 AM     Post Reply
BP claims that $500 million of the money it set aside to compensate victims of its 2010 oil spill has been awarded to businesses that don´t deserve it. Among the unwarranted claims, says BP, were an escort service in Florida, a surgical practice 300 miles from the spill and a wireless phone company that burned to the ground before the spill occurred. Scott Pelley reports the latest twist in this story that began with an oil rig explosion that killed 11 and polluted the Gulf of Mexico with over 200 million gallons of oil. Pelley´s report will be broadcast on



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