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January 30, 2019

*Which Nation Is the Biggest Welfare State of All?:

Nobody will be surprised, I assume, to see that France, FinlandBelgiumDenmark, and Italy have the biggest welfare states.

The United States is in the middle of the pack. American taxpayers might be surprised to learn, though, that they finance a bigger welfare state than the ones that exist in Canada, Iceland, and the Netherlands.

The overall numbers are important, but it’s also educational to consider the various components. And the largest chunk of social spending in most nations is for their old-age programs. The biggest burdens are found in Greece, Italy, France, Portugal, and Austria. The United States, once again, is in the middle of the pack.

*Walls Around the World:

Donald Trump shifted his argument for a border wall away from North America, saying on Twitter that the United Stateswould be following the example of 45 other countries by sealing itself off from Mexico. ‘There are now 77 major or significant Walls built around the world, with 45 countries planning or building Walls,’ the president tweeted.

‘Over 800 miles of Walls have been built in Europe since only 2015. They have all been recognized as close to 100% successful. Stop the crime at our Southern Border!’  It’s rare for Trump to embrace the idea of following other nations’ lead. He has built his leadership brand, in part, on an uncompromising ‘America First‘ slogan.

 Survey: Half Of Doctors Considering Leaving Medicine — Because Of Health Insurance Headaches:

Are health insurance policies creating nightmares for physicians and hazards for their patients? A new study finds that nearly nine in ten doctors believe barriers set by insurance plans have led to worsened conditions for patients in need of care.

Researchers with Aimed Alliance, a non-profit that seeks to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and providers, say that doctors are so fed up with the constant headaches caused by insurers, two-thirds would recommend against pursuing a career in medicine, and nearly half (48%) are considering a career change altogether.

 *Iran Publicly Hangs Man on Homosexuality Charges:

The Islamic Republic of Iran publicly hanged a 31-year-old Iranian man after he was found guilty of charges related to violations of Iran’s anti-gay laws, according to the state-controlled Iranian Students’ News Agency.

The unidentified man was hanged on January 10 in the southwestern city of Kazeroon based on criminal violations of “lavat-e be onf” – sexual intercourse between two men, as well as kidnapping charges, according to ISNA. Iran’s radical sharia law system prescribes the death penalty for gay sex.

 *SICK! – On the Way to Auschwitz, I Found ‘Heil Hitler’ Signs for Sale:

Once a bazaar and kosher slaughterhouse for Kazimierz, Krakow’s old Jewish quarter, Plac Nowy — or “New Square” — is today known for its open-air flea market and food stalls. So on a recent visit, I ordered zapiekanka (a traditional Polishsandwich) and perused the souvenir stands as I waited for the cheese to melt.

There were, of course, shot glasses, figurines, mood rings and other standard tourist trinkets. And then there were the “Heil Hitler” signs.

The sale of Nazi memorabilia might seem troubling in a country where three million Jewish residents and as many as three million non-Jewish Poles were murdered under Nazi occupation during World War II. (Among those Jews were my great-grandmother’s family members in Białystok.)

It might also seem unusual in a place where the government has taken bold steps to quash free speech and control the historical narrative. Yet Nazi swag is not uncommon in Polandtoday, and it’s particularly easy to find in tourist hubs. (Alongside the “Heil Hitler” keepsakes were National Socialistparty signs; in a neighboring stall was gear with the Soviet-era hammer and sickle.)

Laws prohibiting the promotion of Nazi ideology or Holocaustdenial exist in about a dozen European countries including Poland, a policy that should — in theory — regulate the sale of items like those I encountered in Kazimierz. But several legal experts and scholars, likening the offense to a petty crime or the crossing of a red light, said that the rule is little enforced there.

 *YIKES – Hospitals Are Asking Their Own Patients to Donate Money:

Nonprofit hospitals across the United States are seeking donations from the people who rely on them most: their patients. Many hospitals conduct nightly wealth screenings — using software that culls public data such as property records, contributions to political campaigns and other charities — to gauge which patients are most likely to be the source of large donations.

Those who seem promising targets for fund-raising may receive a visit from a hospital executive in their rooms, as well as extra amenities like a bathrobe or a nicer waiting area for their families. Some hospitals train doctors and nurses to identify patients who have expressed gratitude for their care, and then put the patients in touch with staff fund-raisers.

These various tactics, part of a strategy known as “grateful patient programs,” make some people uncomfortable. “Wealth screenings strike me as unseemly but not illegal or unethical,” said Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at the New York University School of Medicine

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SAFEST:
1. Columbia, Md.
2. South Burlington, Vt.
3. Plano, Texas
4. Virginia Beach, Va.
5. Warwick, R.I.
6. Gilbert, Ariz.
7. Yonkers, N.Y.
8. Bismarck, N.D.
9. Nashua, N.H.
10. Boise, Idaho

LEAST SAFEST:
1. St. Louis, Mo.
2. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
3. San Bernardino, Calif.
4. Baton Rouge, La.
5. Little Rock, Ark.
6. Detroit, Mich.
7. Oklahoma City, Okla.
8. Wichita, Kan.
9. Los Angeles, Calif.
10. Jackson, Miss.

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The average African family uses about 5 gallons (23 liters) of water a day. The average American family uses more than 250 gallons (946 liters) a day.

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The first nudist restaurant in Paris has been forced to close its doors 15 months after opening because it failed to attract enough customers. O’naturel, located in the city’s 12th arrondissement, will close its doors permanently in February, owners Mike and Stephane Saada revealed. The restaurateurs, who opened O’naturel in November 2017, said: ‘We will only remember the good times, meeting beautiful people and customers who were delighted to share exceptional moments.’

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Fatima Ali died on Friday from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was the first Pakistani woman to win “Chopped” and also appeared on “Top Chef” and was a loyal LBN Examiner reader for years.

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
A few years ago, when I was teaching at Yale, I made an announcement to my class. I said that I was going to have to cancel office hours that day because I was dealing with some personal issues and a friend was coming up to help me sort through them.

I was no more specific than that, but that evening 10 or 15 students emailed me to say they were thinking of me or praying for me. For the rest of the term the tenor of that seminar was different. We were closer. That one tiny whiff of vulnerability meant that I wasn’t aloof Professor Brooks, I was just another schmo trying to get through life.

That unplanned moment illustrated for me the connection between emotional relationships and learning. We used to have this top-down notion that reason was on a teeter-totter with emotion. If you wanted to be rational and think well, you had to suppress those primitive gremlins, the emotions. Teaching consisted of dispassionately downloading knowledge into students’ brains.

Then work by cognitive scientists like Antonio Damasioshowed us that emotion is not the opposite of reason; it’s essential to reason. Emotions assign value to things. If you don’t know what you want, you can’t make good decisions.

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January 28, 2019

*FILTH FESTIVAL – Starbucks Employees Challenged to Serve Those Who Aren’t Buying:

The young man walking back and forth from his seat to the packaged food section in the Starbucks store looked suspicious, recounted a store manager. In the past, she said she might have asked him to leave. Instead of confronting him, or calling the police, the manager talked to the man — who said he was hungry and homeless. She said she then gave him and a friend breakfast.

The anonymous incident was recounted in a much anticipated report released Wednesday as Starbucks Corp. seeks to mend its reputation after a highly publicized confrontation in Philadelphia last April where a store manager called police on two black patrons who later said they were waiting for a business meeting to start before ordering. In response to the Philadelphia uproar, Starbucks now is training employees to treat anyone who walks into the door as a customer, whether they intend to make a purchase or not. The fresh take on Starbucks’ long-time goal of creating a “third space” — a public place for interaction and leisure away from home and work — offers a fresh set of challenges, employees said in the report prepared for Starbucks by a law firm to measure progress on diversity and inclusion.

“In each of my listening sessions, partners shared how difficult it is to achieve this goal in communities that are deeply affected by addiction, mental illness, or homelessness,” former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who assisted with the study, wrote in a letter included in the 67-page report from Covington & Burling LLP. “These conversations highlighted a powerful tension between Starbucks’ efforts to create a welcoming third place on the one hand, and the realities of life in our most vulnerable communities on the other.”

*Companies Get Existential About Climate Change:

The harmful impacts climate change could have on big business might cause you to trade in your pickup truck for a vehicle that runs entirely on recycled body heat. UK-based nonprofit CDP, which asks firms to disclose how climate change may affect their businesses, released its annual report card yesterday. Here’s what keeps companies up at night, per Bloomberg

•    Bank of America is concerned homeowners facing flooding could default on mortgages.

•    Disney worries its theme parks will become (even more) unbearably hot.

•    AT&T is losing sleep over the prospect of hurricanes and wildfires knocking out its cell towers.

•    Coca-Cola bites its nails wondering if there will still be enough water to make soda.

•    Visa worries that global warming could increase pandemics and armed conflicts… in turn slashing global travel demand.

•    Apple? It said that more disasters would make iPhones more indispensable. Touché.

Temperature check: These companies’ revelations show how widely climate change could rattle the economy, from supply chains to operations to demand.

*Italy to pay just $21K in damages to Amanda Knox after she sought millions:

Italy was ordered on Thursday to pay Amanda Knox just over $20,000 after a court found her rights were violated when she wasn’t given an interpreter or access to a lawyer during a night of questioning about the murder of her roommate in 2007. “Ms. Knox had been particularly vulnerable, being a foreign young woman, 20, at the time, not having been in Italy for very long and not being fluent in Italian,” the European Court of Human Rights noted.

Knox, now 31, took Italian authorities to court for the way she was treated during an interrogation following the death of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia — where she falsely accused an innocent Congolese barman of being involved in the murder. “I was interrogated for 53 hours over five days, without a lawyer, in a language I understood maybe as well as a 10-year-old,” Knox said in a statement to the court.

In its ruling, the court said Italy hadn’t succeeded in proving that “the restriction of Ms. Knox’s access to a lawyer … had not irreparably undermined the fairness of the proceedings as a whole.”

*Mark Zuckerberg Once Killed and Served his Own Goat to Jack Dorsey:

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg killed one of his own goats and served it up cold to Jack Dorsey for dinner, the Twitter CEO has revealed. In a move that may mortify many Facebook users with a propensity for posting pictures of what’s on their plates, Dorsey revealed to Rolling Stone that mild-mannered Zuckerberg massacred the goat with a laser gun and a knife, then cooked it. Dorsey said, “There was a year when he was only eating what he was killing. He made goat for me for dinner. He killed the goat.”

Asked if Zuckerberg slaughtered the goat in front of him, Dorsey responded, “No. He killed it before. I guess he kills it. He kills it with a laser gun and then the knife. Then they send it to the butcher.” Clarifying the type of “laser gun” used, Dorsey explained, “I don’t know. A stun gun. They stun it, and then he knifed it. Then they send it to a butcher. Evidently in Palo Alto there’s a rule or regulation that you can have six livestock on any lot of land, so he had six goats at the time. I go, ‘We’re eating the goat you killed?’ He said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Have you eaten goat before?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I love it . . . I said, ‘Where is the goat?’ ‘It’s in the oven.’

*Notre Dame Joins Crusade Against Columbus, To Cover Up Murals:

The war on Columbus has been going on for a while—and it’s to be expected in far-left enclaves like Berkeley—but it’s sad to see America’s foremost Catholic university join in the crusade. The Rev. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, announced Sunday that school officials would cover murals of Christopher Columbus, the famed explorer credited with discovering the New World.
In a statement to the school, Jenkins said some found the murals offensive because they were “blind to the consequences of Columbus’s voyage for the indigenous peoples,” and saw them as demeaning. Jenkins acknowledged some of Columbus’ contributions, but said that wasn’t enough to leave the murals uncovered at his school.

“For the native peoples of this ‘new’ land … Columbus’s arrival was nothing short of a catastrophe,” Jenkins wrote. “Whatever else Columbus’s arrival brought, for these peoples it led to exploitation, expropriation of land, repression of vibrant cultures, enslavement, and new diseases causing epidemics that killed millions.” Of course, exploitation and enslavement existed in the Americas long before Columbus ever showed up.

*1 in 5 Millennials with Debt Expect to Die Without Ever Paying it Off:

The average millennial (aged 18 to 34) had about $32,000 in personal debt, excluding home mortgages, last year, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Planning & Progress Study. That debt can feel both crushing — and endless.

Just over 60 percent of millennials (classified here as those aged 18-37) with debt don’t know when, or if, they’ll ever be able to pay off what they owe, according to a new CreditCards.com report. That includes roughly 42 percent of millennials who don’t know when they’ll be able to wipe out their debt, and almost 20 percent of those who expect to die in debt.

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The number of adults who think they have a food allergy is almost double the figure who actually have one, research has revealed. While the study was conducted in the US, experts say a similar situation is also seen in other countries, including the UK. The researchers found that many people with an allergy do not have a prescription for potentially life-saving medication, while others might be avoiding foods unnecessarily.

The study suggests almost 11% of adults in the US have a food allergy, equating to more than 26 million people. About 12 million of these are estimated to have developed the allergy as an adult, highlighting that allergies do not only begin in childhood.

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Most people who take heroin will become addicted within 12 weeks of consistent use. After 12 weeks, withdrawal symptoms can begin in as little as 2 hours after taking a hit. It generally takes about 72 hours for withdrawal symptoms from heroin to reach their peak.

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AT&T thinks YouTube is safe for advertisers again. The company, one of the nation’s biggest marketers, yanked its dollars from YouTube in 2017 because its ads were appearing alongside offensive videos. But on Friday, AT&T said it had been persuaded to resume advertising on the video platform.

The decision reflects the progress that Google-owned YouTube has made with advertisers in the 22 months since a number of them discovered that some of their ads were appearing during, or before, videos promoting hate speech, terrorism and other disturbing content. AT&T was among the first companies that stopped paying to advertise on YouTube, telling it that they wouldn’t return until it made improvements. YouTube has since introduced a series of changes aimed at making the platform “brand safe” — that is, an appropriate place for companies to run advertisements.

It has raised the number of subscribers and the viewership that video makers must have in order to carry ads, and is subjecting videos to more human and automated oversight.

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THE 4TH ANNUAL ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER & AFTER PARTY

Roger and Lynn Neal, Founder and Chairman of the annual Oscar night event, announces along with their partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai, the 4th Annual ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, SUITE AND AFTER PARTY which will take place on Oscar Sunday Feb 24th, 2019.

For the past three years this event was held at the Hollywood Museum, however the party has grown beyond the museum’s capacity.  Neal and his associates are moving into their new home THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, operated by Live Nationhttp://www.rogernealsh.net/ 

The Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner will once again honor stars with the ICON AWARD during the pre-show to the Academy Awards. This year’s honorees include: For Television, award winning actress Loretta Swit star of Mash(presented by Jamie Farr…) Oscar nominees Robert Forster,Margaret Avery (Oscar Nominee) and Lainie Kazan for Motion pictures.  Ernie Hudson for Motion Pictures, Bernie Kopell (Love Boat), for TV and Walton’s star Ms. Michael Learned, for TV. The Music Icon Award will go to Grammyand Golden Globe nominee Frank StalloneWoman in Philanthropy Icon award goes to actress/philanthropist/ 2 time Daytime Emmy Award Winner Kira Reed Lorsch (The Bay).  Also George PopodoupolousTrump’s former foreign policy advisor.

The  Academy Awards viewing dinner will be a sit down, black tie white glove service experience for the stars, their guests, sponsors and ticket buyers. Over 100 Stars are expected. 600 Guests in total are expected for dinner. The RN Oscar Viewing Dinner and After Party is by invitation only. Public may purchase limited available dinner seats for $1,000. For After Party call 323-366-2796.

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman:
For me, the most disturbing thing about the Trump presidency is the way each week, like a steady drip of acid, Donald Trump tries to erode the thing that truly makes us great as a country and the envy of so many around the world — the independence and nonpartisan character of our courts, our military, our F.B.I., our Border Patrol and our whole federal bureaucracy. No modern president has been more willing to use U.S. service members or border police as props for his politics, to blithely declare without evidence that most of the 800,000 federal workers going unpaid during the government shutdown are Democrats, to refer to the Pentagon leadership as “my generals” and “my military,” and to denounce different federal judges who have ruled against him as a “so-called judge,” an “Obama judge” and a “Mexican” judge (even though he was born in Indiana).

Why is this so important? Because America’s core governing institutions were not built to be “conservative” or “liberal.” They were built to take our deepest values and our highest ideals and animate them, promote them and protect them — to bring them to life and to scale them. They are the continuity that binds one generation of Americans to the next and the beacon for how we work together to build an ever more perfect union.

At their best, these institutions have created the regulatory foundations and legal and security frameworks that have made America great — that have enabled innovation to be sparked, commerce to flourish and ideas to freely blossom. Rather than serving any party or person’s whims, these institutions have promoted and protected enduring American values, laws, norms and ideals.

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January 23, 2019

*BOILING POINT – Record Numbers of Americans Say They Care About Global Warming, Poll Finds:

A record number of Americans understand that climate change is real, according to a new survey, and they are increasingly worried about its effects in their lives today. Some 73 percent of Americans polled late last year said that global warming was happening, the report found, a jump of 10 percentage points from 2015 and three points since last March.

The rise in the number of Americans who say global warming is personally important to them was even sharper, jumping nine percentage points since March to 72 percent, another record over the past decade. The survey is the latest in a series from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. It was conducted online in November and December by Ipsos, which polled 1,114 American adults.

*HORROR! – Murders in Mexico Rise by a Third in 2018 to New Record:

Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the record for a second year running, official data showed, underlining the task facing the new president who has pledged to reduce violence in the cartel-ravaged country. Investigators opened to 33,341 murder probes compared with the previous year’s record of 25,036, according to information from the Interior Ministry published on Sunday.

Mexico has struggled with years of violence as the government has battled brutal drug cartels, often by taking out their leaders. That has resulted in fragmentation of gangs and increasingly vicious internecine fighting. The complexity of fighting criminal groups is a major test for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who assumed office in December, vowing to try a different approach to his predecessor.

*AIRLINE B.S. – These Days, ‘You Practically Need a Ph.D.’ to Figure Out Frequent-Flier Status:

The airlines’ most valuable customers, those who fly most often and spend the most money, receive the sorts of benefits that most travelers can only salivate over — lounge access, free checked luggage, free upgrades, free itinerary changes. But most travelers aren’t constantly flying, and they will find that the airlines have made it a lot more complicated to qualify even for a piece of that good life. “You practically need a Ph.D.” to understand and compare all the complex rules among the different airlines, said Jamie Larounis of the travel blog The Forward Cabin.

Three of the major airlines in the United StatesUnited AirlinesDelta Air Lines and American Airlines, each have four frequent-flier status levels and different formulas to compute the tiers. Alaska Airlines has three tiers and Southwest Airlines two; JetBlue has one. In the past few years most airlines have added spending requirements to their frequent-flier programs. Customers seeking elite status first need to understand that not all miles flown and dollars spent are equal. There are “qualifying” miles and dollars (sometimes called elite qualifying, medallion qualifying or premier qualifying). Those count toward achieving status with the airline. Other miles and dollars can be redeemed for flights or other items but do not help the flier get the top benefits. To figure out which miles and dollars qualify for status, travelers often have to read the fine print on airline websites.

A flier who has attained MVP status — the lowest frequent-flier status — on Alaska earns, for example, 50 percent bonus miles on flights they take. Those miles can be used only to redeem tickets or other items; they do not count toward achieving next year’s MVP status. The same fliers earn bonus miles if their ticket is booked in one of six of the 15 fare classes that grant bonuses. These miles do qualify toward elite status.

*WTF? WELCOME TO A DOG WEDDING:

Whoopi Goldberg‘s sweet baby boy is getting hitched to his longtime love, and there won’t be a dry nose in the house … because we’re talking about an adorable dog wedding here.

The View” co-host announced her granddog — her daughter Alex Martin-Dean‘s pup, Filmore — is engaged to a fellowFrench Bulldog and celebrity Instagram doggo named Izzy Hendrix (aka Izzy the Frenchie) … and here are all the deets on the upcoming puptials.

The owner of the dog-bride-to-be, Rick Hendrix, tells us … he met Whoopi when he was working with Hillary Clinton and they teamed up on her campaign, and they’ve been friends ever since. He says as close as he and Whoopi are, though … their dogs are even closer. We’re told they were hanging out over the holidays when the idea of marrying Filmore and Izzy came up … and it quickly developed into reality. It helps that Izzy already has a stylist that used to work for Dior though.

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Average temperatures in the Arctic climates of Alaska,Canada, and Russia have risen at twice the global average in the last century.
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Pudgy dogs die more than two-and-a-half years earlier than pets of a healthy weight, a study of 20 years of veterinary records has shown. Researchers at the University of Liverpool examined the lifespan of 50,000 dogs from 12 popular breeds taken to 900 Banfield Pet Hospitals in the US between 1994 and 2015. They discovered that in all breeds being overweight reduced longevity, from a minimum of five months in German Shepherds to two years and six months for male Yorkshire Terriers.
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The concluding final episode of the revealing TV interview show -“Without Notes” with acclaimed attorney Robert Shapiro. Episode 3 —– The Brent Shapiro Foundationhttps://youtu.be/sA35lsoZB1U
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FIFTY SHADES OF POLITICS

Dick Morris has self-published a new book, Fifty Shades of Politics.  Its an autobiographic collection of a hundred very short stories and anecdotes from his political career.  Some are funny, some insightful, some thought-provoking. Some are just provoking!

Not in bookstores but available through Amazon.com.  $13.99 for a paperback. $10.99 for hardcover.  Great read and a lot of fun!

Chapters include:

•    Why I became a Republican
•    How I first met Bill Clinton
•    Is Hillary an anti-semite?
•    The last time govt worked as it should
•    “Bill forgot that we slept together.”
•    How the bi-coastal elite doesn’t know what’s happening in America
•    The time Bill Clinton tackled me
•    When I forgot my tuxedo at a state dinner
•    Socialism in Romania
•    Darkness in Warsaw
•    Saving Justice Kavanaugh
•    My walks with Newt

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THE 4TH ANNUAL ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER & AFTER PARTY

Roger and Lynn Neal, Founder and Chairman of the annual Oscar night event, announces along with their partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai, the 4th Annual ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, SUITE AND AFTER PARTY which will take place on Oscar Sunday Feb 24th, 2019.

For the past three years this event was held at the Hollywood Museum, however the party has grown beyond the museum’s capacity.  Neal and his associates are moving into their new home THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, operated by Live Nationwww.thehollywoodpalladium.com. “We are most excited for booking the Palladium and its beautiful restoration. We can seat up to 800 for dinner if needed.” said Roger Neal.

The  Academy Awards viewing dinner will be a sit down, black tie white glove service experience for the stars, their guests, sponsors and ticket buyers. Over 100 Stars are expected. 600 Guests in total are expected for dinner.

The RN Oscar Viewing Dinner and After Party is by invitation only. Public may purchase limited available dinner seats for $1,000 and $250. For After Party call 323-366-2796

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
A number of months ago, I listened to a podcast that has haunted me since — because it captures something essential about our culture warrior moment. It was from NPR’s always excellent “Invisibilia” series and it was about a woman named Emily.

Emily was a member of the hard-core punk music scene in Richmond, Va. One day, when she was nearly 30, she was in a van with her best friend, who was part of a prominent band. They were heading to a gig in Florida when the venue called to cancel their appearance. A woman had accused Emily’s best friend of sending her an unwelcome sexually explicit photograph.

His bandmates immediately dismissed her allegations. But inwardly Emily seethed. Upon returning to Richmond, she wrote a Facebook post denouncing her best friend as an abuser. “I disown everything he has done. I do not think it’s O.K. … I believe women.”

The post worked. He ended up leaving the band and disappeared from the punk scene. Emily heard rumors that he’d been fired from his job, kicked out of his apartment, had moved to a new city and was not doing well. Emily never spoke with him again.

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