- Planet Erstwild - 20120330 - Inside the Headlines

INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile. For complete list of topics, click "Read more" below.

1. School's Out
Cheating our children: Suspicious school test scores across the nation
http://www.ajc.com/news/cheating-our-children-suspicious-1397022.html
 
Stupid or Lying: Wildly Overpaid Faculty Edition
http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2012/03/stupid-or-lying-wildly-overpaid-faculty-edition
 
U.S. Education Decline Is Jeopardizing Its National Security
http://www.cfr.org/united-states/us-education-reform-national-security/p27618
 
 
2. War and Pieces
Hubris is major threat to U.S., experts say
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/03/military-irregular-warfare-hearing-warns-of-hubris-032812w/
 
Blackwater’s Afghan HQ Is Really Called ‘Camp Integrity’
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/academi-camp-integrity/
 
US military eyes Cocos Islands as a future Indian Ocean spy base
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/us-military-eyes-cocos-islands-as-a-future-indian-ocean-spy-base-20120327-1vwo0.html
 
Leader of Mali military coup received U.S. training
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/03/23/142952/coup-in-mali-poses-dilemma-for.html
 
US Suspends Some Aid to Mali, Refuses to Call it a ‘Coup’
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/03/26/us-suspends-some-aid-to-mali-refuses-to-call-it-a-coup/
 
MEK and its material supporters in Washington
http://www.salon.com/2012/03/28/guest_op_ed_mek_and_its_material_supporters_in_washington/singleton/
 
 
3. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks for You.
Bank of America CEO gets $6 million raise
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/03/28/bank-of-america-6-million-ceo-pay-raise/
 
Home prices fall to 2002 levels
http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/27/real_estate/home-prices/index.htm
 
Timeshare scams multiply in poor economy
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/03/29/143490/timeshare-scams-multiply-in-poor.html
 
Foreclosure Deal Credits Banks for Routine Efforts
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/business/foreclosure-deal-gives-banks-credit-for-routine-activities.html
 
Virginia First State to Sell Naming Rights to Roads
http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/Virginia_First_State_to_Sell_Naming_Rights_to_Roads_120329

4. Bigger Brother
FBI Taught Agents They Could ‘Bend or Suspend the Law’
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/fbi-bend-suspend-law/
 
Read the FBI Memo: Agents Can 'Suspend the Law'
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/fbi-memo-bend-suspend-law/
 
 
5. You Are What You Eat
Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/us-food-chemicals-idUSBRE82P16J20120327
 
Court orders FDA action on antibiotic use on farms
http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2012-03-23/Court-orders-FDA-action-on-antibiotic-use-on-farms/53739214/1
 
Food Poisoning's Hidden Legacy
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=food-poisonings-hidden-legacy
 
The Right to Sell Kids Junk
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/the-right-to-sell-kids-junk/
 
Supermarkets join move away from 'pink slime' beef filler
http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/safety/story/2012-03-22/Supermarkets-join-move-away-from-pink-slime-beef-filler/53700356/1
 
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
China to end prison organ donors
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17485103
 
 
ODDS & ENDS:
Global Warming Has Mining Companies Turning Their Attention to Greenland
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Global_Warming_Has_Mining_Companies_Turning_Their_Attention_to_Greenland_120322
 
Canada: Common toothpaste additive triclosan to be deemed toxic to environment
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Common-toothpaste-additive-triclosan-deemed-toxic-environment/6361712/story.html
 
Secret Nuclear Drone Plan Nixed by ‘Political Realities’
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/secret-nuclear-drone/
 
Israel's Secret Staging Ground
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/28/israel_s_secret_staging_ground
 
FDA Helped Pfizer Profit from Alzheimer’s Drug by Increasing Dose to Dangerous Level
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/FDA_Helped_Pfizer_Profit_from_Alzheimers_Drug_by_Increasing_Dose_to_Dangerous_Level_120324
 
Painkillers, the new scourge of rural America
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/us-drugs-abuse-opana-idUSBRE82Q04120120327
 
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/9-strategies-to-end-corporate-rule/3-things-everybody-knows2014and-why-theyre-wrong
 
TV piracy claims puts heat on Murdoch empire
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/us-newscorp-piracy-idUSBRE82R04720120328
 
Mobile and the news media's imploding business model
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/mar/27/mobile-news-media-imploding
 
 
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