- Planet Erstwild - 20120210 - Inside the Headlines

At 4pm: it's our regular Friday segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile discussing news events and sharing commentary with James. For a complete list, click "Read more" below.

1. Outside the Bubble
LT. COL. Daniel L. Davis | Truth, Lies and Afghanistan
http://armedforcesjournal.com/2012/02/8904030
 
Less Than 1% of Afghan Forces Are Self-Sufficient
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/02/08/less-than-1-percent-of-afghan-forces-are-self-sufficient/
 
UN: Civilian deaths in Afghan war hit record high
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iZRde2YC9R47VxR4VbOWJZxXunfQ?docId=4432443fae4946a59be33b49c976c0a9
 
Officials: CIA to Stay in Iraq, Afghanistan for Years
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/02/07/officials-cia-to-stay-in-iraq-afghanistan-for-years-after-wars/
 
2. Legal Briefs or Boxers?
Judges Citing Wal-Mart v. Dukes Ruling To Quash Environmental Cases
http://eenews.net/public/Greenwire/2012/02/06/3
 
BP Wins Exclusion of Emails from Oil Spill Trial
http://news.yahoo.com/bp-wins-exclusion-emails-oil-spill-trial-225319673.html
 
Quietly, U.S. Moves to Block Malpractice Lawsuits by Military Families
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Obama_Administration_Making_it_Harder_for_Military_Families_to_Sue_for_Medical_Malpractice_120202
 
3. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks for You.
Corporate Taxes Fall to 12.1%
http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/03/10309301-if-you-thought-romneys-taxes-were-low-wait-until-you-see-what-companies-pay
 
So much for capping CEO salaries
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/02/06/137792/commentary-so-much-for-capping.html
 
$4 million in retirement savings may not be enough
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/02/pf/expert/retirement_saving.moneymag/index.htm?iid=HP_River
 
Government assistance expands
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/07/news/economy/government_assistance/index.htm
 
Unemployment Decline Masks Drop in U.S. Labor Force
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-08/unemployment-decline-masks-drop-in-u-s-labor-force-economy.html
 
Forget Jobs, The 2012 Election Is About The Culture War
http://www.businessinsider.com/forget-jobs-the-2012-election-is-about-the-culture-war-2012-2
 
4. Historically Speaking
Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange
http://www.npr.org/2012/02/01/146144078/monsanto-accused-in-suit-tied-to-agent-orange
 
Vietnam: Monsanto’s GM crop debate reopens Agent Orange wounds
http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20120113-monsanto-gm-crop-debate-reopens-agent-orange-wounds.aspx
 
5. Be Very, Very Quiet...We're Hunting Terrorists
FBI Flyers Warn: Report cash-paying customers to Authorities
http://www.naturalnews.com/034908_FBI_coffee_shops_terrorism.html
 
Radical U.S. Muslims Little Threat, Study Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/us/radical-muslim-americans-pose-little-threat-study-says.html
 
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Threatens Activism
http://jurist.org/hotline/2012/01/will-potter-aeta-terrorism.php
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Republican Candidates Struggle to Find Rock Music for Their Campaigns
http://www.allgov.com/Unusual_News/ViewNews/Republican_Candidates_Struggle_to_Find_Rock_Music_for_Their_Campaigns_120205
 
ODDS & ENDS:
Blacks Given Longer Sentences than Whites for Same Crimes
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Black_Americans_Given_Longer_Sentences_than_White_Americans_for_Same_Crimes_120204
 
Ariz. Lawmaker Proposes Holiday for Whites
http://www.theroot.com/Cecil-ash-white-people-holiday
 
Bird numbers plummet around stricken Fukushima plant
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bird-numbers-plummet-around-stricken-fukushima-plant-6348724.html
 
New estimate of Hanford cleanup is $112 billion
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/02/09/138402/new-estimate-of-hanford-cleanup.html
 
Nokia publishes policy on African "Conflict Minerals'
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/Africa-Monitor/2012/0209/Nokia-publishes-policy-on-African-conflict-minerals
 
With oil pipeline attack, Niger Delta rebels announce return
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2012/0206/With-oil-pipeline-attack-Niger-Delta-rebels-announce-return
 
Cancer rates triple among New York police officers who responded to 9/11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/september-11-attacks/9064530/911-Cancer-rates-triple-among-New-York-NYPD-officers-who-responded-to-al-Qaeda-attack-on-World-Trade-Center.html
 
Whole Foods Accused of Accepting Genetically Modified Foods
http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/Whole_Foods_Accused_of_Accepting_Genetically_Modified_Foods_120209
 
Orangutans Use iPads to Video Chat With Friends In Other Zoos
http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2012-01/facetime-apes-zoo-orangutans-will-video-chat-using-ipads
 
How Diabetes Became an Accepted Lifestyle
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/02/curing-diabetes-how-type-2-became-an-accepted-lifestyle/252598/
 
Junk foods widely available at elementary schools
http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2012/02/06/junk_foods_widely_available_at_elementary_schools/
 
Christian Jihad
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/blog/christian-jihad/
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