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PBC News & Comment: Apple Under Fire on Taxes, Tribute to Ray Manzarek

Special musical tribute to The Doors’ Ray Manzarek;   CEO Tim Cook spins Apple’s tax evasion at Senate hearing, Siri fails….to answer my question, “Does Apple use tax gimmicks?”

–despite whale-sized investment losses, shareholders retain Jamie Dimon as CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase

–IRS official Lois Lerner says she will “take the 5th”, always a bad sign in a scandal

–Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) challenges House Speaker Boehner over bill to authorize Keystone XL pipeline–he argues that House is overstepping

–Steve Horn reports that the proposed fracking rules released by Interior Dept. for public lands were written by ALEC and Exxon-Mobil

–Tennessee congressman Steve Cohen challenges AG Holder over the case of Gov. Don Siegelman, see video here and read Roger Shuler’s account here

–a dozen nuns and priests calling themselves “Catholic Whistleblowers” are challenging bishops and the pope to really deal with sex abuse scandal

–here in the Bay Area, a corrupt cop who stole drugs, robbed hookers, and set up “dirty DUI” traps, draws 14-year prison sentence

–Guatemala’s top court has annulled the genocide conviction of Efrain Rios Montt

Ray Manzarek, a talented musician who was keyboard player for The Doors, died yesterday at age 74 of cancer.  We close the show with samples of his solo music, obscure Doors songs, well-known Doors songs, and The End.