- Planet Erstwild - 2012025 - Inside the Headlines

At 4pm, join James for "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week its 'Mission Creeps,' 'The Economy Doesn't Suck--It Just Sucks for You,' and 'Misaligned Stars.' For full list of articles referenced, click "Read more" below.

1. Mission Creeps
Iraq buys U.S. drones to protect oil
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-05-20/iraq-oil-drones/55099590/1
 
Turkmenistan agrees trans-Afghan pipeline gas deals
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/turkmenistan-agrees-trans-afghan-pipeline-gas-deals/
 
General says Afghanistan will need "combat power"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/23/us-usa-afghanistan-idUSBRE84M1DH20120523
 
US Has Spent $642 Billion on Afghan War, Including almost $200 Billion for This Year and Next
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/US_Has_Spent_642_Billion_Dollars_on_Afghan_War_Including_almost_200_Billion_for_This_Year_and_Next_120521
 
Clinton Goes Commando, Sells Diplomats as Shadow Warriors
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/clinton-goes-commando/
 
U.S. Justice Dept urges terror label for Nigerian militants
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/18/us-usa-security-bokoharam-idUSBRE84H01I20120518
 
Obama Africa Food Aid Plan Opens Door to Biggest Agribusiness Companies
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Obama_Africa_Food_Aid_Plan_Opens_Door_to_Biggest_Agribusiness_Companies_120521
 
Britain may not be able to afford 'special relationship' with US, General Sir David Richards warns
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9286432/Britain-may-not-be-able-to-afford-special-relationship-with-US-General-Sir-David-Richards-warns.html
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
Richest 1% Battle the Richest One-Hundredth of a Percent
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Richest_1_Battle_the_Richest_One_Hundredth_of_a_Percent_120518
 
The 1% Is Buying Up All Of The Low End Real Estate
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-1-percent-is-buying-up-all-the-real-estate-beware-of-tom-lee-of-jpm-2012-5
 
U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Better-Than-Projected Housing Data
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/05/22/bloomberg_articlesM4F1TA0UQVI901-M4FGP.DTL
 
The Facebook IPO Was an Inside Joke
http://gawker.com/5912419/the-facebook-ipo-was-an-inside-joke
 
JPMorgan Hires Ex-SEC Enforcement Chief McLucas To Handle Probes
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-22/jpmorgan-said-to-hire-ex-sec-enforcement-chief-mclucas.html
 
Former J.P. Morgan Lobbyist Manages The Banking Committee Expected To Investigate J.P. Morgan’s Trading Loss
http://www.republicreport.org/2012/jpmorgan-banking-committee/
 
Gov't taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FOOD_STAMP_FRAUD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-05-24-09-21-34
 
Higher Prices Charged By Hospitals, Other Providers, Drove Health Spending During Downturn
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/May/21/higher-health-care-prices-hospitals.aspx
 
California sees sharp rise in million-dollar hospital bills
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/05/22/149642/california-sees-sharp-rise-in.html
 
Job Killer? Try Bottom-Line Booster: Workplace Safety Inspections Save Money, Jobs, Limbs
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/05/17/job-killer-try-bottom-line-booster-workplace-safety-inspections-save-money-jobs-limbs/
 

3. The Stars Are Misaligned
"Journalist" Campbell Brown, Wife Of Top Romney Adviser, Says Obama Is ‘Condescending’ To Women
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/05/20/487293/cambell-brown-obama-condescending-women/
 
FOX News' Shep Smith On NATO Summit Arrests: Federal Government 'Is Trampling On Our Liberty'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/21/shep-smith-nato-summit-arrest-liberty_n_1534074.html
 
Colbert spawns army of crazy super PACs
http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/21/news/economy/colbert-super-pac/index.htm
 
Mickey Mouse backs gay weddings
http://www.smh.com.au/world/mickey-mouse-backs-gay-weddings-20120518-1yw2m.html
 
DC Comics To Switch The Sexual Orientation Of An Established Character
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/20/dc-comics-to-switch-established-characters-sexual-orientation-soon
 
Fallen Televangelist Jim Bakker Now Hawking Apocalyptic Survivalist Gear On The Web
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/jim_bakker_survivalist_gear_website.php
 
Do You Want Ads on TV, or Ads in TV?
http://gawker.com/5911190/do-you-want-ads-on-tv-or-ads-in-tv
 
Chinese Firm Buys AMC Movie Theater Chain in Largest Sale Ever of U.S. Company to China
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Chinese_Firm_Buys_AMC_Movie_Theater_Chain_in_Largest_Sale_Ever_of_US_Company_to_China_120522
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Anti Wi-Fi Wallpaper To Go On Sale In 2013, Costs A Tad More Than Normal Ones
http://www.itproportal.com/2012/05/08/anti-wi-fi-wallpaper-go-sale-2013-costs-tad-more-normal-ones/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Unacknowledged Deaths: Civilian Casualties in NATO’s Air Campaign in Libya
http://www.hrw.org/reports/2012/05/14/unacknowledged-deaths
 
Turkey proposes charges against Israeli military over 2010 Gaza blockade deaths
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/turkey-proposes-charges-against-israeli-military-over-2010-gaza-blockade-deaths-7782168.html
 
USMC braces for post-combat child abuse spike
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/05/marine-corps-training-child-abuse-prevention-family-advocacy-post-deployment-052322012/
 
U.S. General Says Soldiers Who Commit Suicide Are 'Selfish'
http://www.good.is/post/u-s-general-says-soldiers-who-commit-suicide-are-selfish/
 
Agent Orange Tested in Okinawa
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/17/agent-orange-tested-in-okinawa/
 
'Queen of Disco' Donna Summer 'thought she became ill after inhaling 9/11 particles'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/9273396/Queen-of-Disco-Donna-Summer-thought-she-became-ill-after-inhaling-911-particles.html
 
Poisoning Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes, Report Says
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-22/poisoning-kills-more-americans-than-car-crashes-report-says.html
 
Youth diabetes, pre-diabetes rates soar
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-05-21/teens-heart-disease/55101006/1
 
Radical Life Extension Is Already Here, But We're Doing it Wrong
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/05/radical-life-extension-is-already-here-but-were-doing-it-wrong/257383/
 
HIV affects 25% of South African children - UN
http://www.smh.com.au/world/hiv-affects-25-of-south-african-children--un-20120522-1z33e.html
 
Liquid Robotics launches swarm of ocean-patrolling robots
http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/22/technology/liquid-robotics/index.htm
 
The end of fish, in one chart
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-end-of-fish-in-one-chart/2012/05/19/gIQAgcIBbU_blog.html
 
Land-Sea Ecological Chains of Life Threatened With Extinction Around the World
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120518132706.htm
 
Animal poachers can be shot on sight, say new Indian state orders
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120523/animal-poachers-can-be-shot-on-site-india
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