- Planet Erstwild - 20120120 - "Inside the Headlines" w/ JP Spttile

PLANET ERSTWILD's regular segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. For a complete list of articles referenced, click below on "Read more."

1. Public, Serviced
Congress’s Six-Figure Benefits Add to $674B Pension Gap
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-19/congress-s-six-figure-benefits-add-to-674-billion-u-s-pension-shortfall.html
 
K Street Headhunters Eyeing Upcoming Class of Retiring Lawmakers
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/205017-k-street-headhunters-enamored-with-class-of-retiring-lawmakers
 
 
2. The Grand Chessboard
Report: Mossad agents posed as CIA to recruit anti-Iranian terrorists
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/13/false_flag
 
Iran says it has evidence U.S. behind scientist's killing
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/14/us-iran-nuclear-killing-idUSTRE80D0DO20120114
 
3. It's the Economy...Done Stupidly
Recovery at risk as Americans raid savings
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/17/us-recovery-risk-idUSTRE80G08320120117
 
More than Half of Americans’ Home Equity Lost in Last 6 Years
http://www.allgov.com/Where_is_the_Money_Going/ViewNews/More_than_Half_of_Americans_Home_Equity_Lost_in_Last_6_Years_120117
 
88,000 Pennsylvania Children Lose Medicaid benefits
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20120117_Since_August__88_000_Pennsylvania_children_have_lost_Medicaid_benefits.html
 
4. Going Nuclear
Bed, Bath & Beyond pulls radioactive tissue holders off shelves
http://www.naturalnews.com/034651_radioactive_tissue_holders_cobalt-60.html
 
Problems plague cleanup at Hanford nuclear waste site
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/story/2012-01-25/hanford-nuclear-plutonium-cleanup/52622796/1
 
Japan to allow 60-year reactor lifespan despite Fukushima
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/18/us-japan-nuclear-idUSTRE80H14Q20120118
 
5. I, Robot
Implant danger extends to all medical devices
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/implant-danger-extends-to-all-medical-devices-6291116.html
 
Edible Microchips that are good for your health
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-chips-that-are-good-for-your-health-6290700.html
 
Living brains implanted with electronic chips to replace 'faulty' parts
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2087843/Living-cyborg-brains-created-laboratory--electrical-chips-replacing-missing-parts.html

 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Chinese 'Cancer Village' Takes Alleged Pollutors to Court
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/01/16/us-china-pollution-lawsuit-idUKTRE80F0RH20120116
 
 
 
ODDS & ENDS
Apple says 62% of its factory workers break the 60-hour per week limit
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/174258/apple-says-62-of-its-factory-workers-break-the-60-hour-per-week-limit/
 
Want to get ahead? Move to Denmark
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/17/want-to-get-ahead-move-to-denmark
 
Reef fish at risk as carbon dioxide levels build
http://www.theage.com.au/national/reef-fish-at-risk-as-carbon-dioxide-levels-build-20120116-1q361.html
 
Burger King tries home delivery
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2012-01-12/burger-king-delivery/52604104/1
 
Microsoft Taking Heat for “Avoid Ghetto” GPS App
http://www.inquisitr.com/179382/microsoft-taking-heat-for-avoid-ghetto-gps-app/
 
Santorum Staffer: Women Shouldn’t Be President Because It’s Against God’s Will
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/17/402438/santorum-staffer-says-women-shouldnt-be-president-because-its-against-gods-will/
 
Scientists: UN Soldiers Brought Deadly Superbug to Americas
http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-un-soldiers-brought-deadly-superbug-americas-194141189--abc-news.html
 
Tuberculosis strain in India 'totally drug-resistant'
http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-tb-totally-drug-resistant-india-20120116,0,4582749.story
 
Company hoarding license-plate data on US drivers
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/state&id=8503013
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JP Sottile
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