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Internal communications at Boeing indicate a penny wise and pound foolish approach to safety. But with two of its 737 MAX airliners already crashed within five months of each other, the manufacturer must be feeling like 'idiots'. By Tyler Durden.

Lawmakers have finally followed up last week's bombshell release of internal Boeing communications with more extremely damning internal messages exchanged by employees. This time, the messages revealed that Boeing employees successfully persuaded Indonesia's Lion Air to forego forcing their pilots to use a full flight simulator to train them on the 737 MAX 8.

According to Bloomberg, which published unredacted copies of the messages, offering full flight simulator training to Lion Air would undermine a key selling point of the 737 MAX 8: The fact that Boeing advertised the plane as needing no additional training for pilots and crew, apart from a basic computer-based course.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Modern Jazz Quartet
Berlin 1983
Latest: Ten Years After
Cleveland 1972
Latest: Jethro Tull
Berlin 1972
Latest: Robin Trower
Infiltrating Your Subconscious [CD3/4 of 9]
Latest: Gentle Giant
Berlin 1972
Robert Forster
San Francisco 2019
Peter Brotzmann, Keiji Haino, Heather Leigh
Vienna 2018
Everly Brothers
Devon 1993
Rush [Neil Peart R.I.P. 1952 - 2020]
Anaheim 1981
Roger Waters
Desert Trip, Indio 2016
Robin Trower
Infiltrating Your Subconscious [CD1/2 of 9]
Hamburg 1995
Greta Van Fleet / Yola
Munich 2019
Atlanta 2018
Rush [Neil Peart R.I.P. 1952 - 2020]
Offenbach 1979
Eric Clapton
Palo Alto 1975
Chrissie Hynde
Hollywood 2019
Jackson Browne
Long Beach 1978
Tribute to Robert Wyatt, Paris 2019
Patti Smith
Charleston 2018
Neneh Cherry
Belfast 2018
Joe Henderson Quartet
France 1978
South Africa 1998
Soft Machine
London 2018 [Benefit For Keith Tippett]
Phoebe Bridgers
KCRW, Santa Monica, Christmas 2017/Camden 2018
Neil Innes [R.I.P. 1944 - 2019]
Chicago 2004
Eric Clapton
Shanghai 2007
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo
Los Angeles, Christmas 2019
WFUV Holiday Cheer 2019
Yo La Tengo
New York 2019
Bill Evans
Iowa 1977
Horace Silver Quintet
BBC TV 1966
Carole King
New York 2019
Rock in Rio, Rio De Janeiro 2019
Kate Rusby
Leeds, Christmas 2019
Bob Dylan
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?
KCRW, Santa Monica 2019
Roxette [Marie Fredriksson R.I.P. 1958 - 2019]
Zurich 1991
Bill Evans and Mary Lou Williams
France 1978
Terje Rypdal
Bremen 1975
John Denver
Schwenksville 1968 / Aspen 1980
Iggy Pop
London 2019
Israel 1997
Mariah Carey
Copenhagen, Christmas 2018
Iron Maiden
Rock in Rio, Rio De Janeiro 2019
Kronos Quartet
San Francisco 2019
Bill Evans Trio
Paris 1976
London, Christmas 1976
Sing The Truth (Angelique Kidjo et al)
Germany 2019
Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne
Washington 1979
Sheryl Crow
Burbank 2019
Bruford's Earthworks
Philadelphia 1992
Bruce Springsteen
Asbury Park, Christmas 2003
Rock in Rio, Rio De Janeiro 2019
Graham Nash
New York 1986
ECM Records At 50, New York 2019
Los Lobos
KCRW Santa Monica, Christmas 2019
Frank Sinatra
Philadelphia 1986
Michael Nesmith
San Francisco 2019
The Band
Osaka 1983
The Byrds
San Francisco 1978
Rock in Rio, Rio De Janeiro 2019
David Bowie
Los Angeles 1978
Cannonball Adderley
France 1969
Rick Wakeman
London, Christmas 2017
Frank Sinatra
New Jersey 1983
Jeff Lynne's ELO
London 2019
The Who
Philadelphia 1973
Philadelphia 2003
Bad Religion
Inglewood, Christmas 2018
Greta Van Fleet
Inglewood 2018
Robbie Williams
London, Christmas 2015

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Long Live Rock! [BigO Audio Archive]

New ROIOs*
Lucinda Williams w Buddy Miller & Jason Isbell - Nashville 2016, audience
Todd Rundgren - Agoura Hills, CA 2016, audience
Gregory Porter - Dusseldorf 2013, FM
Freda Payne - Boston 2016, HD-FM
Alan Parsons with Todd Rundgren, John Entwhistle and Friends - Fukuoka 2001
Rickie Lee Jones & The Stockholm Art Orchestra - Stockholm Sweden, 2015, FM
Shawn Colvin - Palo Alto, CA 1994, SBD
Guy Clark and Michelle Shocked (opening act) - San Francisco, CA 1988, FM
The Church - Fairfield 2016
Os Mutantes - 1970 Rehearsals in Sao Paulo, soundboard
Harriet Tubman (the band) & Cassandra Wilson - Present Black Sun, Moers Festival, Germany 2016, FM
Alabama Shakes - Weekender Festival, Germany 2015, FM
The Beatles - John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me, Tony Barrow
Jeff Beck - Blue Wind Over Yokohama 1980, Audience MR PEACH RECORDING
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Köln, Germany 2016, FM
Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop - Live In Session, Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW FM 2016, FM
Syd Barrett - Tattooed
Neil Young + Promise of The Real - Rebel Content Tour 2015 Compilation, audience
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Earth album: Naked
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Texas 2016, Audience
Neil Young - Collector's Heartland
Lucinda Williams and Buick 6 - Ann Arbor, Michigan 2016, audience mp3
The Who - This Old Lifehouse: The Bootleg Reconstruction Project VERSION 2
Joe Walsh - Watsonville, CA 1987
The The - Amsterdam 2000, FM speed corrected
The The (Matt Johnson) - Parkpop Festival, The Netherlands 1990, FM
Paul Simon - Oklahoma 2016, audience
Prince - Work It Version 2, UPDATED
Prince - Rehearsal 1984, soundboard
Prince and the New Power Generation - Live at the BBC 1993, FM
Prince - City Lights Vol 4, Purple Rain Tour 1984-1985, Soundboard
Prince - City Lights Volume 6, The Sign O' The Times Tour 1987, soundboard, FM Remastered And Extended
The Rolling Stones - El Libertador, Chile 2016, IEM+audience
Santana - Allentown 2016, two-source mix audience
"Pickin' on Hippies" - Denver CO 2013, Soundboard, audience matrix
Van Morrison - Boston 2016, A Belfrank Audience Recording
Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra - Live at The Troubadour, Hollywood 1973, audience
King Crimson - Tokyo, Japan 2015, Audience
Jimi Hendrix - European (Radio) Broadcasts Collection 1966-1967, FM

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New DVD Archive Of Rare Films
Jack Bruce - "Swing In", Germany 1972, HDTV
James Booker and Memphis Piano Red - Molde, Norway 1978, webstream mp4 720p
Gary Burton Quartet - Oslo, Norway 1970, webstream mp4 720p
Harriet Tubman (the band) & Cassandra Wilson - Present Black Sun, Moers Festival, Germany 2016, webcast 720p
Ben Folds - The Fillmore, Detroit 2016, webcast 720p
Art Farmer - Oslo, Norway 1968, webstream flv 720p
Laila Dalseth & Totti Bergh - "Laila + Totti = Jazz" show, Oslo, Norway 1973, webstream flv 720p
Laila Dalseth and Roy Hellvins Orchestra -  Oslo, Norway 1971, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Jazz At The White House 2016, HDTV 720p
VARIOUS - Jazz At The White House 2016 Complete show, Youtube 720p
VARIOUS - Molde Jazz Festival Pt 1, Norway 1968, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Molde Jazz Festival Pt 2, Norway 1968, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Highlights from Norwegian TV Jazz Archives 1963-1970 Pt 1, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Highlights from Norwegian TV Jazz Archives 1970-1984 Pt 2, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Kalvoya Festival, Norway 1971-1990, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Kalvoya Festival, Norway 1985, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - 30 Years of Molde Jazz Festival 1990, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - BBC Shakespeare Live From The RSC 2016
Neil Young - An Evening With Neil Young Q&A, Los Angeles 2016 webcast 1080p
Wolfmother - Cologne, Germany 2016, webcast 720p
Steps Ahead Meets WDR Big Band - Leverkusen, Germany 2016, webstream 720p
Maxine Nightingale - Oslo, Norway 1977, webstream mp4 720p
The Nice - Oslo, Norway 1969, webstream flv 720p
My Morning Jacket  - Austin City Limits Live 2016, webcast 720p
Minafric Orchestra & Faraualla - Jazzahead, Bremen, Germany 2016, webstream 720p
Sarah McKenzie + Stéphane Belmondo - Jazz sous les pommiers, France 2016, webcast 720p
Herbie Mann Quartet - Kongsberg, Norway 1983, webstream flv 720p
Charles Lloyd + Jason Moran Duo - Jazz sous les pommiers, France 2016, webcast 720p
Natalia Lafourcade - Mexico City 2016, webcast 720p
Verdi's Rigoletto, Paris 2016 HDTV 1080p opera
Peter Frampton - Tiny Desk Concert, NPR, Washington, DC 2016, webcast 1080p
John Fogerty - Stagecoach Festival, Indio, California 2016, webcast 1080p


ROIO Of The Week
Robin Trower - Infiltrating Your Subconscious [no label, CD3/4 of 9] Fan-made compilation. Live at the BBC; Stanley Warner Theater, Pittsburgh, PA; April 29, 1974. Very good soundboard. Los Angeles, CA; May 29, 1974. Very good FM broadcast (?); 5th Street Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio; November 28, 1974. Very good FM broadcast/soundboard? A must-have for fans.
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What The US Wants In The Near East: The Saker Interview Michael Hudson

Trump the taxi driver is bringing the Neocons to wherever they want to go. But Trump the reality TV star is actually breaking up the US Empire. Whether he knows it or not. The Saker interviews Michael Hudson.

The Saker: Trump has been accused of not thinking forward, of not having a long-term strategy regarding the consequences of assassinating General Qasem Soleimani. Does the United States in fact have a strategy in the Near East, or is it only ad hoc?

Michael Hudson: Of course American strategists will deny that the recent actions do not reflect a deliberate strategy, because their long-term strategy is so aggressive and exploitative that it would even strike the American public as being immoral and offensive if they came right out and said it.

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The Deeper Story Behind The Assassination Of Soleimani

Days after the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani on January 3, new and important information is coming to light from a speech given by the Iraqi prime minister. The story behind Soleimani’s assassination seems to go much deeper than what has thus far been reported, involving Saudi Arabia and China as well the US dollar’s role as the global reserve currency. By Federico Pieraccini.

The Iraqi prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, has revealed details of his interactions with Trump in the weeks leading up to Soleimani’s assassination in a speech to the Iraqi parliament. He tried to explain several times on live television how Washington had been browbeating him and other Iraqi members of parliament to toe the American line, even threatening to engage in false-flag sniper shootings of both protesters and security personnel in order to inflame the situation, recalling similar modi operandi seen in Cairo in 2009, Libya in 2011, and Maidan in 2014. The purpose of such cynicism was to throw Iraq into chaos.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
My Favorite Albums Of 2019
Another year with more unlistenable, corporate crap. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of good music out there. Here are the albums that were on heavy rotation in my home this year. By Joshua Frank.
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Do You Have Time For ‘New’ Music?
If you take 1948 as the year Rock and Roll was born, it's now 71 years old. Can two generations, of 30 years each, share the same taste in music? By Paul Sinclair of Super Deluxe Edition.
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Dylan In Ithaca
What's the point, when you can't make out the words he's singing? By David Yearsley.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
The Three Main Reasons Trump Can’t Lose 2020 – Dispelling Nonsense Polls And Wishful Thinking
Cutting through the media noise and outright nonsense in assessing the upcoming election is going to be a necessity for anyone who wants to know what’s truly afoot. By Joaquin Flores.
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America Escalates Its 'Democratic' Oil War In The Near East
War has always played a part in maintaining the status quo. Here's a look ahead at the beginnings of a lovely new war. By Michael Hudson.
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What’s Wrong With Malthus
"Please, sir... I want some more." "More?" At the centre of the debate on growth or no-growth lies GREED. Has the Dionysian excess of the Sixties come around? Will we now learn to live within limits? By Louis Proyect.
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Remembering America’s First (and Longest) Forgotten War on Tribal Islamists
For a decade and a half, the U.S. Army waged war on fierce tribal Muslims in a remote land. Sound familiar? By Danny Sjursen.
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Why The Afghan Papers Are An Eerie Reminder Of Vietnam
If you don't learn from the past, you will repeat it. By Vijay Prashad.
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Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Us Or Simply Make Humans Irrelevant?
By Paul Craig Roberts.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
Cinema On The Little Road
There are many unsung heroes in the history of Asian cinema. They are the Kagemusha, the infamous shadow warriors of Kurosawa’s classic. They have fought the battles for Asian cinema many times over without being known. Yet when you examine the evidence of history they are ALWAYS there. One such shadow warrior for Korean Cinema is Park Kiyong. Philip Cheah tells you why.
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Scorsese’s Lament
It is time to reclaim cinema as an art form and not a money-making machine. By Louis Proyect.
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A Memory For The Present
Most directors take their entire career to finally break the mold of their signature style. Perhaps in a moment of unconscious enlightenment, Cambodia’s master documentarian, Rithy Panh, decided to break his yet-to-be-defined mold at the beginning of his career. By Philip Cheah.
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Movie Reviews
Praying The Gay Away
Imagine that? A couple of sentences in the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament is the motivation for Christians to condemn lesbians, gays, bi and trans (LGBT). By Louis Proyect.
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The Advocates
A film review of French director Rémi Kessler’s documentary The Advocates or how did Los Angeles grow a homeless problem. By Ed Rampell.
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Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9: Entertaining Film, Crappy Politics
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” 'is a blunderbuss attack on Trump' and American politics but fails to offer insight to an alternative
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The Secrets Of Katyn
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Never has this ancient proverb sounded so true as in the Katyn Massacre of 1940. By Louis Proyect.
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Capitalism: A Horror Movie
Capitalism is all about making money, nevermind the how and why. It is a clever system that will make you rich if done wisely. Too bad it is so lacking in compassion for its fellow man who are exploited for the huge profit to be made. By Louis Proyect.
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