- Planet Erstwild - 20120518 - Inside the Headlines

Our regular 4pm segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile and PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore. For a complete list of this week's referenced articles, click "Read more."

1. Consuming Cultures
Two Earths would be needed to sustain human activity by 2030, report finds
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/earths-needed-sustain-human-activity-2030-report-finds-article-1.1078933
 
For the Big Food Industry, Lobbying Pays Big Dividends
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/For_the_Big_Food_Industry_Lobbying_Pays_Big_Dividends_120515
 
Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn
http://news.yahoo.com/sugar-dumb-us-scientists-warn-190918006.html
 
Oil lobby presents energy policy wish-list to GOP, Democrats
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/227409-oil-lobby-gives-wish-list-to-dems-gop
 
U.S. asthma rates at all-time high, CDC says
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-asthma-prevalence-20120515,0,2156948.story
 
Soot May Help Shift Tropics North
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/05/16/soot-may-help-shift-tropics-north/
 
How Brazil Is Making an Example of Chevron
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-10/how-brazil-is-making-an-example-of-chevron
 
Americans Are Willing to Pay More for Clean Energy
http://www.good.is/post/americans-are-willing-to-pay-more-for-clean-energy/
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
Wall Street is betting as big as ever
http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/11/markets/wall-street-risk/index.htm
 
Bubbles Are the Super-Rich's Best Friend
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/05/bubbles-are-the-super-richs-best-friend/257200/
 
Goldman to Cash Out $1 Billion of Facebook Holding in IPO
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-17/goldman-to-cash-out-1-billion-of-facebook-holding-in-ipo.html
 
The hedge funds that are profiting off JPMorgan's bad trade
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/05/16/jpmorgan-bad-trade-hedge-funds/
 
Sen. Thune (R-SD) cautions against more bank regulations after JPMorgan losses
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/banking-financial-institutions/227045-thune-pushes-back-on-jp-morgan-losses-regulations
 
Will Congress Spare $100 Million to Oversee $300 TRILLION Swaps Market?
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2012/05/will-congress-spare-100-million-to-oversee-300-trillion-swaps-market.html
 
Federal Reserve Allows First Chinese Government Takeover of U.S. Bank
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Federal_Reserve_Allows_First_Chinese_Government_Takeover_of_US_Bank_120514
 
CEO Who Oversaw Mass Vioxx Deaths Now Teaching at Harvard and on Microsoft Board of Directors
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/CEO_Who_Oversaw_Mass_Vioxx_Deaths_Now_Teaching_at_Harvard_and_on_Microsoft_Board_of_Directors_120516
 

3. Profits of Doom

U.S. Seeks Global Special Ops Network
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120512/DEFREG02/305120003/U-S-Seeks-Global-Spec-Ops-Network
 
Americans train Ugandans for Somalia mission
http://news.yahoo.com/americans-train-ugandans-somalia-mission-183958581.html
 
U.S. To Send Large Combat Brigade Throughout Africa
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/05/16/us-to-send-large-combat-brigade-throughout-africa/
 
U.S. shadow war in Horn of Africa revealed by blogger
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-05/16/us-shadow-war-in-horn-of-africa-revealed-by-blogger
 
U.S. Renews Military Sales to Bahrain Amid Crackdown
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/14/headlines/us_renews_military_sales_to_bahrain_amid_crackdown
 
U.S. DEA Kills Innocent Civilians in Honduras - US Media Silent
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-kovalik/honduras-civilians-dead_b_1521177.html
 
House panel wants $5.3B more for weapons
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/military-defense-house-panel-5.3-billion-more-weapons-051512d/
 
Survey: Huge Majority of Americans Support Defense Cuts, Given Budget Data
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/05/10/survey-huge-majority-of-americans-support-defense-cuts-given-budget-data/
 
Britain to spend less on military hardware
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/05/15/Britain-to-spend-less-on-military-hardware/UPI-26451337061440/#ixzz1uvE4bhc4
 
Fidel Castro | When Empires Forget the Lessons of History
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/11/when-empires-forget-the-lessons-of-history/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!

Could Superweeds Mean the End of Genetically Engineered Crops?
http://www.good.is/post/could-superweeds-mean-the-end-of-genetically-engineered-crops/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Why Is the Government Killing Bald Eagles?
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/05/wildlife-services-sacramento-bee
 
Military Dogs Being Euthanized As ‘Equipment’ Under Obscure Law
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/obscure-law-makes-it-tough-military-dogs-be-adopte/nN4cw/
 
Hidden Epidemic: Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains
http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jun/03-hidden-epidemic-tapeworms-in-the-brain
 
ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Than Drugs in Long Run
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=adhd-behavioral-therapy-more-effective-drugs-long-term
 
No Need for Vitamins When You Have Diet Slurpees
http://gawker.com/5910673/no-need-for-vitamins-when-you-have-diet-slurpees
 
'Undercover Israeli combatants threw stones at IDF soldiers in West Bank'
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/undercover-israeli-combatants-threw-stones-at-idf-soldiers-in-west-bank-1.428584
 
J Street's Ben-Ami: 'U.S. Congressmen live in fear of pro-Israeli intimidation'
http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/west-of-eden/j-street-s-ben-ami-u-s-congressmen-live-in-fear-of-pro-israeli-intimidation-1.430842
 
A Growing Body Of Evidence Suggests Watergate Was A Setup To Nail Nixon
http://www.businessinsider.com/a-closer-look-at-the-watergate-tapes-reveals-that-nixon-didnt-order-the-burglary-2012-5
 
Judge rejects effort to open CIA volume on Cuba
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CIA_BAY_OF_PIGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-05-11-08-27-23
 
Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/05/15/148885/quietly-the-republican-party-is.html
 
Apple, the Other Cult in Hollywood
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-10/apple-the-other-cult-in-hollywood
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