- Planet Erstwild - 20120316 - "Inside the Headlines"

Fridays at 4pm, it's PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore presents "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile.

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1. Oil Slicker
Could the UK go to war with Argentina? Again? [Oil Reserves]
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/120312/uk-falkland-islands-oil
 
The Missing Billions: Nigeria's Oil Corruption
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/08/us-nigeria-corruption-oil-idUSBRE8270GF20120308
 
Israeli strike on Iran could mean $6-per-gallon gas, say analysts
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/216179-iran-strike-could-mean-6-per-gallon-gas
 
Obama Oil Speculation Task Force Ignores Oil Speculation
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Obama_Oil_Speculation_Task_Force_Ignores_Oil_Speculation_120305

2. Outside the Bubble
Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/why-an-mri-costs-1080-in-america-and-280-in-france/2011/08/25/gIQAVHztoR_blog.html
 
The Dutch Euthanize Their Elderly, and Other Scary GOP Lies About Europe
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-dutch-euthanize-their-elderly-and-other-scary-gop-lies-about-europe/254462/

3. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks for You.
Foreclosures Fall 8% in U.S. With Seizure Increase Coming
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-15/foreclosures-fall-8-in-u-s-with-seizure-increase-coming.html
 
Rage Grows Over Mortgage Deal
http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/13/real_estate/mortgage-settlement/index.htm
 
Subprime at the Car Lot
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/03/14/subprime-at-the-car-lot/
 
Student Loan Delinquencies Are Worse Than You Think
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-07/student-loan-delinquencies-are-worse-than-you-think
 
A Highway Bill Would Let Companies Slash Pension Payments
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-13/a-highway-bill-would-let-companies-slash-pension-payments
 
How Wealthy New Yorkers Dodge Taxes
http://www.businessinsider.com/rich-new-yorkers-meticulously-track-their-time-in-the-city-to-avoid-income-taxes-2012-3
 
4. Food For Thought
‘Ag-gag bills’ are back to keep factory farm abuse a secret
http://grist.org/factory-farms/undead-laws-ag-gag-bills-are-back-to-keep-factory-farm-abuse-a-secret/
 
China to completely shut down GM rice
http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/news/blog/china-drafts-legal-proposal-to-completely-shu/blog/39139/
 
Sperm Goes Limp With Fatty Foods While Fish Perks Them Up
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-14/sperm-goes-limp-with-fatty-foods-while-fish-perks-them-up.html
 
5. Droning On. And On.
Yemen: US Drone Strikes Killed at Least 64
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/03/12/yemen-us-drone-strikes-killed-at-least-64/
 
US Drone Strikes Kill 15 in South Waziristan
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/03/13/us-drone-strikes-kill-15-in-south-waziristan/

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem
http://www.psfk.com/2012/03/plastic-eating-fungi.html
 
Edible Packaging Lets you Drink Then Eat the Bottle
http://www.celsias.com/article/edible-packagin-lets-you-drink-then-eat-bottle/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Fewer Americans Say U.S. Is No. 1 Military Power
http://www.gallup.com/poll/153185/Fewer-Americans-Say-No-Military-Power.aspx
 
Undeterred by Fukushima, Nuclear Lobby Pushes Ahead with New Reactors
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,819452,00.html
 
How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense
http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/abuses_of_science/how-corporations-corrupt-science.html
 
Scientists unlock genetic code for gorillas - and show the human link
http://www.smh.com.au/world/science/scientists-unlock-genetic-code-for-gorillas--and-show-the-human-link-20120308-1unam.html
 
Chimps use "policing" to maintain social order
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/120308/chimps-act-policemen-maintain-social-order-say-scientists
 
British scientists have a pill to make you less racist
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/179915/british-scientists-have-a-pill-to-make-you-less-racist/
 
Ku Klux Kontraction
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/03/ku_klux_klan_in_decline_why_did_the_kkk_lose_so_many_chapters_in_2010_.html
 
Ugandan Gay Rights Group Sues U.S. Evangelist
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/us/ugandan-gay-rights-group-sues-scott-lively-an-american-evangelist.html
 
Sabine Pass natural gas plant, the next 'Keystone'
http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/14/news/economy/sabine-pass-natural-gas/index.htm
 
DARPA Director Who Gave Contracts to Own Company Finally Resigns
http://www.allgov.com/Appointments_and_Resignations/ViewNews/DARPA_Director_Who_Gave_Contracts_to_Own_Company_Finally_Resigns_120314
 
Israelis build the world's biggest detention centre
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelis-build-the-worlds-biggest-detention-centre-7547401.html
 
Study Highlights Hidden Dangers In Everyday Products - Even The "Green" Ones
http://www.forbes.com/sites/amywestervelt/2012/03/08/study-highlights-hidden-dangers-in-everyday-products/
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