May 9th, 2006

Chris Keeley

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Headlines for May 9, 2006
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
- U.S. Dismisses Iranian Letter to Bush as Ploy
- CIA’s Third Highest Official, Dusty Foggo, Resigns
- Top GOP House Aide Pleads Guilty In Abramoff Scandal
- Rove Indictment in Leak Case Remains A Possibility
- Group Estimates 109 Iraqi Journalists Have Died During War
- UN Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland: Situation in Darfur Is Deteriorating
- South African Presidential Candidate Cleared of Rape Charges
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Chris Keeley

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Byrne/Eno's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" -- remix it yourself!

The website for the recently re-released Byrne / Eno masterpiece "Bush of Ghosts" now includes a "remix it yourself" experiment:
In keeping with the spirit of the original album, Brian Eno and David Byrne are offering for download all the multitracks on two of the songs (...) In line with Creative Commons licenses, you are free to edit, sample, and mutilate these tracks however you like. Add them to your own song, or create a new one.
Link. You can upload your remixes for other site visitors to hear and rate
Chris Keeley

The Loss of Goss

The Loss of Goss
Why did the CIA’s chief resign so abruptly?
Posted on Monday, May 8, 2006. By Ken Silverstein.
SourcesWhy did CIA chief Porter Goss resign on Friday? There are several theories, and one of the most widely circulated holds that Goss quit after losing a simple turf war with John Negroponte, the Director of National Intelligence. And yes, Negroponte and Goss have been feuding over turf, but it seems unlikely that this is the sole explanation for Goss’s exit.

As UPI reporter Shaun Waterman has written, “There may be underlying reasons for Goss’s departure that are . . . prosaic—he was seen by some as lacking vision and criticized by others as a lousy manager—but the rumor–mill was stoked by the fact that his departure on Friday had the unconvincing choreography of the Andropov-era Soviet Union.” In fact, people I've talked to say that the resignation is not only the result of a feud with Negroponte but is also at least indirectly connected to potential fallout from the Duke Cunningham scandal. Collapse )

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