- Planet Erstwild - 20120106 - Inside the Headlines

At 4PM, it's "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile and PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore presenting a rundown of aome of the week's most newsworthy topics.

[For a complete listing of this week's headlines with links, click "Read more" below.]

1. War and Piece of the Action
Post-Occupation Iraq Turns into Bonanza for U.S. Weapons Makers
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Post_Occupation_Iraq_Turns_into_Bonanza_for_US_Weapons_Makers_111230
 
Obama Approves $29 Billion Fighter Jet Sale from Boeing to Saudi Royal Family
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Obama_Approves_29_Billion_Dollar_Fighter_Jet_Sale_from_Boeing_to_Saudi_Royal_Family_120102
 

U.S. fighter sales soar in time for campaign
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/01/us-fighter-campaign-idUSTRE8000HL20120101
 
Lockheed Pushed for Pro-Bahrain Op-Ed
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/01/04/bahrain-govt-pushed-for-pro-regime-article-in-washington-times/

2. The Grand Chessboard
Possible showdown with Iran sends oil prices soaring
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/01/03/134685/possible-showdown-with-iran-sends.html
 
The U.S. and Iran Are Already Locked in Economic War
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/the-us-and-iran-are-already-locked-in-economic-war/250872/
 
The US Military Has Iran Surrounded
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-military-bases-surrounding-iran-2012-01
 
Oil industry launches big election PR push
http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/04/news/economy/oil_industry_2012/index.htm
 
3. Mind the Gap
Americans make up half of the world's richest 1%
http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/04/news/economy/world_richest/index.htm
 
Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/us/harder-for-americans-to-rise-from-lower-rungs.html
 
American Paradox: 18.5 Million Vacant Homes And 3.5 Million Homeless
http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/housing-its-a-wonderful-right/
 
4. Guns and Butter
NRA Raises $200M Aided by Toasters That Burn Logo on Bread
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-30/nra-raises-200-million-as-gun-lobby-toasters-burn-logo-on-bread.html
 
Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8987359/Americans-buy-record-numbers-of-guns-for-Christmas.html

5. Legal Matters
Woman Sues Frito-Lay for marketing GMO Snacks as 'All Natural'
http://www.naturalnews.com/034576_Frito-Lay_GMO_class_action_lawsuit.html
 
Lawsuit Blasts Johnson & Johnson for 'Stealth Recall' of Children's Tylenol
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/01/04/42739.htm
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
“Zombie” Fly Parasite Killing Honeybees
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/01/03/zombie-fly-parasite-killing-honeybees/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Coca-Cola accused of propping up notorious African dictator
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/02/coca-cola-accused-swaziland-dictator
 
Obama's U-turn on Guantanamo seals fate of lone Briton
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obamas-uturn-on-guantanamo-seals-fate-of-lone-briton-6283796.html
 
Why Mr. Hardball Found JFK Elusive
http://consortiumnews.com/2012/01/03/why-mr-hardball-found-jfk-elusive/
 
Biologists: Seals being killed by Fukushima Radiation
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2079317/Seals-damaged-flippers-hair-loss-killed-radiation-Fukushima-plant-biologists-warn.html
 
Monsanto Profit Tops Estimates on Latin American GMO Purchases
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-05/monsanto-profit-tops-estimates-on-brazil-as-u-s-orders-gain.html
 
Iceland Ranked World’s Most Peaceful Nation, Somalia Worst; U.S. Improves to 82nd
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Iceland_Ranked_Worlds_Most_Peaceful_Nation_Somalia_Worst__US_Improves_to_82nd_110528
 

Expert: Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gnTIlGEOjUqPbcRwmZiXRKT3pxmg?docId=4e719cbc9560478fabe4d5f857effd31
 

Time Cheers the Drone War
http://www.fair.org/blog/2012/01/03/time-cheers-the-drone-war/
 
Vermont Introduces Resolution To Ban Corporate Personhood
http://www.care2.com/causes/vermont-introduces-resolution-to-ban-corporate-personhood.html
 
The Cop Who Caught the Alleged L.A. Arsonist Is an Iranian Volunteer
http://www.good.is/post/people-are-awesome-the-cop-who-caught-the-l-a-arsonist-is-an-iranian-volunteer-who-works-for-free/
 
Manatees have another tough year
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/01/05/134866/manatees-have-another-tough-year.html
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