- Planet Erstwild - 20111118 - "Inside the Headlines" w/ JP Sottile

It's Friday's regularly scheduled segment: "Inside the Headlines" with newsvandal JP Sottile and PLANET ERSTWILD hst James Moore. JP's twitter is @newsvandal. This week JP & James look at a whole range of topics glossed over by the mainstream media. For a complete list with links, click on "Read more" below.1. Bad Medicine: Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-smallpox-20111113,0,4293298.story

From tragedy to travesty: Drugs tested on survivors of Bhopal http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/from-tragedy-to-travesty-drugs-tested-on-survivors-of-bhopal-6262412.html

2. Private Eyes/Public Eyes: Foley, MN to hire private security to patrol streets http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/20/foley-to-hire-private-security-to-patrol-streets/

California City's spy plane plan OK'd http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_19319734

3. The Tyranny of Soft Censorship BBC constrained by need to avoid political bias http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/nov/13/bbc-political-bias-lord-patten

Climate Change Episode of BBC's Frozen Planet blacked-out in U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061663/Frozen-Planet-Climate-change-episode-wont-shown-US.html

4. You Aren't What You Eat ‘Secret farm bill’ primed for passage in debt deal http://thehill.com/homenews/house/193581-secret-farm-bill-primed-for-passage-in-debt-deal

Congress pushes back against healthier school lunches http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_SCHOOL_LUNCHES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-11-15-10-39-20

5. Anti-Social Media How Researchers Are Studying You on Facebook http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2099409,00.html

Facebook tracking is under scrutiny http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2011-11-15/facebook-privacy-tracking-data/51225112/1

You’ll Never Watch TV Alone Again http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2011/11/16/youll-never-watch-tv-alone-again/

6. A Moment of Truth Barak Admits Iran Would Be Rational to Seek Nukes http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=245861

7. It's About the Oil. Always. Oil Riches Pile on China Doorstep as Clashes Delay Drilling http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-14/oil-riches-pile-on-china-doorstep-as-clashes-delay-drilling.html

Biggest Oil Find in Decades Becomes $39B Caution http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-16/biggest-oil-find-in-decades-becomes-39-billion-cautionary-tale.html

U.S. Military to Help Fight Nigerian Terrorists http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/u-s-troops-nigeria/

8. Something Good Branson looks to jails to find new workers http://www.smh.com.au/world/branson-looks-to-jails-to-find-new-workers-20111116-1njbn.html

MORE STORIES:

Replacing the Extinct Impulse Buyer http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/retailers-woo-the-mission-shoppers-11102011.html

Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/16/fbi-entrapment-fake-terror-plots

Fukushima Cesium fallout widespread http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111117x2.html Study links Parkinson's disease to industrial solvent http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15639440

When Life Gives You Invasive Species, Make Sushi http://www.good.is/post/when-life-gives-you-invasive-species-make-sushi/

100,000 ‘Atlas Shrugged’ DVDs Recalled for Perfectly Hilarious Reason http://gawker.com/5858759/100000-atlas-shrugged-dvds-recalled-for-perfectly-hilarious-reason?tag=movies

Gulf Toxicology Report Accuses BP, Coast Guard of Killing Birds and Threatening News Helicopter http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/Gulf_Toxicology_Report_Accuses_BP_and_Coast_Guard_of_Killing_Birds_and_Threatening_News_Helicopter_111115

U.S. Hiring Mercenary Air Force for Iraq Rescues http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/iraq-diplomats-search-rescue/