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HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT AIMS FOR 2 BILLION VIEWERS WORLDWIDE
MSN ^ | 12/12/2012

Posted on 12/12/2012 5:28:29 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Kanye West and many other artists will perform at the benefit to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The broadcast will be accessible by an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, according to the concert's website http://www.121212concert.org.

U.S. television viewers will have a difficult time missing the event. The broadcast will be carried on 34 channels, from AMC to VH1 Classic. Even pay channels HBO and Showtime 2 and the newsy Bloomberg will carry the broadcast.

But not all networks will carry the event. Fox will air a two-hour semi-final of "The X-Factor." NBC, CBS and ABC will carry on with their normal Wednesday evening schedules. The benefit concert will air on the CBS station WLNY in-TV in New York and the CW station in Philadelphia, however. A handful of local PBS stations in New York and New Jersey will also carry the broadcast.

The live webcast will be carried by 30 different websites, including YouTube, MTV.com, MySpace, Yahoo, Yahoo, Vevo, AOL, Hulu, People.com and BMI.com.

In the U.S., free tickets to view the simulcast in movie theaters will be given away at select theaters in storm-affected areas. Simulcasts can be viewed around the country at Cinemark Theaters for the price of a regular Child admission. All of the proceeds will go toward the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

The broadcast will also be seen in countries around the world. MTV and VH1 will carry the telecast in Canada, Latin America, the U.K., France, Australia and dozens of other countries. Numerous channels will carry the concert in Japan, Korea, Tawain, India and Africa

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies; Weather
KEYWORDS: concert; hurricane; hurricanesandy; hurricansandyrelief; relief; sandy
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1 posted on 12/12/2012 5:28:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good luck to the good cause, but I am watching Survivor.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 5:31:41 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course Kanye West will say Obama doesn’t like black people.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 5:32:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

They lost me at “Robin Hood Relief Fund.”


4 posted on 12/12/2012 5:35:08 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As with so many of these benefits, most of the money will probably disappear down a rabbit hole.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 5:35:51 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: napscoordinator

Me too, I’m taking a pass but for the reason I absolutely detest most of the people they have lined up for this concert.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 5:36:16 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

There was no girl on that list, but I hear that Alicia Keys will be performing ( Maybe EMPIRE STATE OF MIND )


7 posted on 12/12/2012 5:36:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure there would be a large benefit outpouring if anything like that happened in Texas. /s


8 posted on 12/12/2012 5:36:53 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: SeekAndFind

RobinHood relief fund?? No thanks.


9 posted on 12/12/2012 5:37:07 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: SeekAndFind

So does this mean Geithner won’t have to print the $60 billion the states requested for relief?


10 posted on 12/12/2012 5:37:40 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NonValueAdded

They lost me at “Robin Hood Relief Fund.”

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Yeah, the name sounds very suspicious. Maybe it’s the new name for the Red Cross. :)


11 posted on 12/12/2012 5:40:06 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if any of it actually goes to anything more than a byzantine slush fund.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 5:40:22 PM PST by marron
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone know any of the history behind the “Robin Hood Relief Fund?”

Based on the name an past events, a big chunk of money they raise will go to people with special connections or disappear for a few years.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 5:40:39 PM PST by matt04
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If you call to donate ( and I assume you won’t ), a celebrity will be taking your call. Folks like Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal (He has a special spot in his heart for Long Beach, which was devastated), Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brian Williams.

And of course, “El Hefe” Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo will be there.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yawn.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: fatnotlazy

http://www.robinhood.org/problem#section-2

It’s obviously a subversive organization.
On their website it says “365,000 New Yorkers searched for jobs today and didn’t find work”

We know in the Baraqqi “Era of New Normal Prosperity” that can’t be true.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 5:45:54 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

10-4 on that. Just the thought of that no talent hypocritical pos springs*** was all I needed. Plus, I thought uncle obie was taking care of everything. After all most of those poor souls voted for him counting on him. Oooopppppsssssss!

Share the lead.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 5:47:35 PM PST by rktman
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To: napscoordinator

I was thinking the same. Sorry Ny/Nc I gave at the office. Obama didn’t forward my payment??


18 posted on 12/12/2012 5:51:11 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: napscoordinator

I was thinking the same. Sorry Ny/NJ I gave at the office. Obama didn’t forward my payment??

(darn finger)


19 posted on 12/12/2012 5:51:33 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve no argument with the effort, though it’s 7 weeks since Sandy, but I would feel more confident of the cause if I knew the artists were writing their own checks and not just contributing a four song set.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 5:53:54 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: SeekAndFind

The Rev. Jacksonnnnnnnnnn is apparently answering phones.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 5:54:52 PM PST by matt04
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To: NonValueAdded

Me too. And Springsteen is a commie. I’ll give directly to where its needed, I don’t need no stinking old rock and rollers to get me to donate. And Kanye West cn go $^^^#* himself. Along with Beyonce and that 1%er thang she calls a husband.
RObin Hood fund indeed. I wonder how much of that actually makes it to those in need.


22 posted on 12/12/2012 5:55:10 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And just who is it supposed to benefit? The loser bands that get the free publicity?


23 posted on 12/12/2012 5:56:40 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nascarnation

http://www.robinhood.org/rhsandy

Note the beneficiary organizations, particularly the first one.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 5:57:57 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

I think I just heard someone singing “Hallelujah, Sandy Screw Ya...”

Tooooo weird.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 6:00:19 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

It was Adam Sandler, it was actually pretty funny


27 posted on 12/12/2012 6:04:39 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

This will probably turn out like those concerts for famine relief where the entertainers got piles of bling, royal weekends with all the caviar they could eat and all the booze they could drink along with tons of publicity while the starving refugees got a few bags of rice dropped from a cargo plane.


28 posted on 12/12/2012 6:04:57 PM PST by doodles2 (Pigtails too tight)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where are the concerts when countries like Bangla Desh, India etal are devestated by typhoons? Or even other disasters throughout the US such as wildfires and crippling snowstorms?


29 posted on 12/12/2012 6:08:02 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: SeekAndFind

So let’s see, Springsteen cheated on his first wife with a member of the band, she is now his wife, then he cheated on her with a member of the band recently, Bon Jovi STOLE some $15 Million dollars from the Last charity he started, Kanye West Hates America and proudly proclaims so, Why in the world would ANYBODY patronize these worthless Human Beings is beyond me. Find a Reputable charity to donate to if you wish, but these people are died in the wool Communists and They all Proudly Proclaim so. Ther are the Scum of the Earth, and yes I lost what little respect I had for Governor Christie after his juvenile display when the met the 3 time ADULTERER.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 6:15:07 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: fatnotlazy

Leftist/Racist groups. I’ll pass.


31 posted on 12/12/2012 6:16:18 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: SeekAndFind

It’ll be funny to see how much foreigners contribute.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 6:17:26 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: fatnotlazy

Let’s see the cash is going to to go to the SEIU, American Friend Service Committee and others. I’ll pass.


33 posted on 12/12/2012 6:18:42 PM PST by matt04
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Floyd was awesome, some great comedy by Adam Sandler with Paul Schaeffer, watching “Bon Jovi” with “Springsteen”, and have not vomited yet.

Dave Grohl on the horizon, and this is not a Wellstone funeral by any means.


34 posted on 12/12/2012 6:22:11 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: SeekAndFind
If Sandy states had supported ABO I would help, but they chose big government, so they get what they wanted and it was Obama not “we the people”
35 posted on 12/12/2012 6:25:07 PM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: Rome2000

Performers have been good so far. Places the cash seem sot be going, not so much. The live streams have been awful.


36 posted on 12/12/2012 6:25:32 PM PST by matt04
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To: fatnotlazy

OK that retarded communist son of a whore Jon Stewart is on stage, this is officially a communist party event.

Robin Hood Foundation, steal from the rich to give to the lazy and stupid.


37 posted on 12/12/2012 6:29:27 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000

If I donated to this it will further communism. If I flushed money down the toilet it will just be wasted. Guess which would be a higher use of money. I don’t choose either, but I would flush it before donating to communists.


38 posted on 12/12/2012 6:31:11 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: nascarnation

Take a look at their Board of Directors, pretty much says it all


39 posted on 12/12/2012 6:35:03 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: MtnClimber

Do not donate...buy guns. Protect your family and the Constitution...restore America.


40 posted on 12/12/2012 6:38:30 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: PMAS

Truly an all-star roster of rich liberals.

I bet every one of them has their accountant prepare their taxes WITHOUT the “Bush” tax rates

/s/s/s/s/s


41 posted on 12/12/2012 6:39:50 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: eyeamok; SeekAndFind

“.. I lost what little respect I had for Governor Christie..”

Long ago...If you feel you must donate to help the ‘victims’ of Hurricane Sandy, give it to the Salvation Army. They take minimal for operation and give a BIG BUNCH to help victims in any disaster. These concerts...forget it...American Red Cross talks big, and takes big from what is donated. Or know some victim(s) personally and help them to your ability to help, as God gives you the wisdom to do so.


42 posted on 12/12/2012 6:45:24 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: nascarnation

You got that right


43 posted on 12/12/2012 6:46:23 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: nascarnation

Chair of the Organization is hedge fund manager worth a billion.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/10/billionaires08_Lee-Ainslie-III_AWXC.html


44 posted on 12/12/2012 6:48:04 PM PST by ironman
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To: PMAS

Isn’t it Obama’s job now?

Why would anyone but sheeple watch that stuff?


45 posted on 12/12/2012 6:51:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ironman

Baraq trashes these guys in public and kisses their @sses in private. While the MSM cheers every word.


46 posted on 12/12/2012 6:53:30 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It is actually a pretty goodconcert. Not an ERic Clapton fan but the guy rocked.


47 posted on 12/12/2012 6:54:40 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Live stream:

http://www.mediaite.com/online/live-stream-the-12-12-12-concert-for-hurricane-sandy-relief/


48 posted on 12/12/2012 6:55:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

About 1 billion people just tuned out now that “Pink Floyd” and “The Rolling Stones” and “Bruuuse” are finished.

Fans on The Two and Beatle still have it on but have skipped to the loo.


49 posted on 12/12/2012 7:15:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

Took my dog to doggie day care at Petsmart the other day and as I was running my card or the payment I was asked if I wanted to donate $ for hurricane Sandy.

Sheesh! I said no.

I do feel for these people, even though most of them voted for Obama, but there’s no way to know where the money really goes. 6 months from now O’Reilly will be on TV investigating where the money from this concert went.


50 posted on 12/12/2012 7:16:30 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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