Friday, January 9, 2009

400-408 – • Fox News (1/9/09) Somali Pirates Reportedly Release Saudi Oil Supertanker.  The MV Sirius Star was seized November 15 and released today for $3 million dollars.  Over 100 ships came under siege just last year, and there are currently 300 ships being held for ransom.  In 2008, pirates raked in more than $30 million.
• AFP (1/8/09) US 5th Fleet announces new international anti-piracy force.  The AFP reports pirates raked in over $120 million in 2008.
• Edward N. Luttwak (1/9/09) Yes, Israel Can Win in Gaza:  Israel is significantly weakening Hamas – with Palestinian help.  Mr. Luttwak, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is the author of "Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace" (Belknap, 2002).
413-423 – • NY Daily News (1/7/09) Man wants his kidney back from estranged wife.
428-437Phil Hotsenpiller, teaching pastor at Yorba Linda Friends Church (, and author of the seven-part graphic novel series with Rob Liefeld entitled Armageddon Now (, on how the events of the day mirror Biblical prophecy.  On Monday night, January 19th, from 7-9 p.m. at Yorba Linda Friends Church, he'll be speaking on "Gaza, The Road To Armageddon?"  And, on Wednesday, January 21st, from 7-9 PM he'll be doing an Armageddon Now book signing at The Golden Apple in Hollywood.
443-452Matt McCormick, CEO of the Christian Lawyers of America ( 888-702-0111), with his analysis of the mortgage crisis and advice for those with mortgage problems – especially since lenders are now increasingly more difficult to deal with, the new challenges with modifications, and how the whole industry seems to be holding out for some miracle from Obama.  [Will Obama put a 6 month moratorium on foreclosures and set rigid modification guidelines?  Are lenders still dropping the principal balance like they were just a few weeks ago?  How are non-owner occupied properties doing getting financing?]
458-508Why are these people who have accumulated huge debt treated as victims?
512-523 – Calls
528-538 – Calls
544-554Brian Bird, co-founder of Believe Pictures (, is the writer and co-producer of Not Easily Broken, a film opening today, which is an uplifting drama about love and family adapted from the novel by T.D. Jakes.  Brian's currently working on six films with his partner Michael Landon, Jr., and is perhaps best known for having produced and written over 250 episodes of Touched by an Angel, Evening Shade, Step by Step, and The Family Man, along with his many movie and television accomplishments.  He and his wife Patty have been married for 28 years, and enjoy five children, and are members of Saddleback.
558-608Brian Bird
612-623What's your greatest pet story?
• Dorothy Rabinowitz (1/9/09) A Resurrected '24'.
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