- Planet Erstwild - 20111104 - "Inside the Headlines"

Every Friday at 4pm, Oakland-based news vandal JP Sottile goes "Inside the Headlines" with James to highlight news stories from across the globe that will inspire your better angels and challenge your hidden assumptions.

This week: deadly micro-aviary drone bots, a national painkiller epidemic, North American Summit, yoga mat diet, rich politicians getting richer, & beyond. Click "Read more" tab below for complete list of headlines with links.1. "Drones at Home"

DHS-Funded ShadowHawk Drone Launched in Texas
http://www.kbtx.com/state/headlines/Montgomery_County_Introduces_the_ShadowHawk_Unmanned_Aerial_Ve_132821003.html  
Air Force Keeps ‘Micro-Aviary’ Of Tiny, Bird-like ‘Bots
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/air-force-micro-aviary-drones/ 

2. "Looks like they found a way to cut off protests"

Obama to host North American summit in Hawaii
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i0dYgHNYri-phde7Oq8QKNlxawZg?docId=CNG.aaafedefb5f4c55f06fdb80fa4f8a4ad.421
Obama to shift spotlight to Asia at Hawaii summit
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/01/obama-asia-idUSN1E79T04A20111101

3. "Are you really what you eat?"

The McRib Contains an Ingredient Commonly Found in Yoga Mats
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/156534/the-mcrib-contains-an-ingredient-most-commonly-found-in-yoga-mats/
The Drive-Through Middle Class: The Surprising Link Between Income and Fast-Food Eating
www.good.is/post/the-fast-food-middle-class/

4. "It's the money, honey"

Wells Fargo creates services for super-wealthy
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/11/01/128868/wells-fargo-creates-servies-for.html

And Congress’ Rich Get Richer (Net Worth of Lawmakers Up 25 Percent in Two Years, Analysis Demonstrates)
http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_51/And-Congress-Rich-Get-Richer-209907-1.html?pos=hatxt 

5. Pakistan, Taliban...but one of our closest allies is also the most repressive. "The exporters of Wahhabism and Oil."

Man publicly beheaded in a Saudi Arabian car park for being a 'sorcerer'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2055636/Sudanese-man-beheaded-Saudi-Arabia-car-park-sorcerer.html 

6. "Drugs, perfectly legal"

Occupy Boston protester charged with selling Xanax to undercover police officers
http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2011/11/occupy-boston-protester-charged-with-selling-xanax-undercover-police-officers/Hfbs8eyP65r5FqrWdycqfN/index.html

Painkiller overdose 'epidemic' strikes US
http://news.yahoo.com/deaths-painkiller-overdose-triple-us-161913273.html