- Planet Erstwild - 20120601 - Inside the Headlines

"Inside the Headlines" with another plateful of informative news stories from around the globe served up by Emmy Award-winning journalist & filmmaker JP Sottile based in Oakland, California. Click on "Read more" below for a complete list of this week's headline stories.

1. Fear Factories
With Plan X, Pentagon seeks to spread U.S. military might to cyberspace
 
Selling Software That Kills
http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/26/selling-software-that-kills/
 
This Rock Could Spy on You for Decades
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/spy-rock/
 
The US army is bringing in prototypes from the private sector, so that soldiers can give them a spin
http://www.economist.com/node/21555949?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/stresstesting
 
Rebuild Your Local Economy With the Drone Industry
https://publicintelligence.net/rebuild-your-local-economy-with-the-drone-industry/
 
Where the Drones Are: Mapping the launch pads for Obama's secret wars
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/29/where_the_drones_are
 
Food Fight: Contractor Accused of $750 Million Overcharge for Wartime Grub
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/food-scandal/
 
Backlog of Unaudited Pentagon Contract Costs Could Reach $1 Trillion
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2012/05/potential-backlog-of-unaudited-pentagon-contract-costs-could-reach-1-trillion.html
 
If Violent Crime Rate is at 40-Year Low, Why is U.S. Spending S100 Billion a Year on Police?
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/If_Violent_Crime_Rate_is_at_40_Year_Low_Why_is_US_Spending_100_Billion_Dollars_a_Year_on_Police_120525
 
2. All The News That Fits The Blueprint

Propaganda firm owner admits attacks on journalists
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-05-24/Leonie-usa-today-propaganda-pentagon/55190450/1
 
Into the Vault: Controversy Over Kill Team Filmmakers’ Access
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/05/24/into-the-vault-controversy-over-kill-team-filmmakers-access/
 
White House leaks for propaganda film
http://www.salon.com/2012/05/23/wh_leaks_for_propaganda_film/singleton/
 
Obama Administration Stonewalls Declassification of Secret Court Rulings
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Obama_Administration_Stonewalls_Declassification_of_Secret_Court_Rulings_120531
 
Wall Street Titans Outearned by Media Czars
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-27/wall-street-titans-outearned-by-media-czars.html
 
AP wants to get prostitutes away from its DC bureau
http://jimromenesko.com/2012/05/30/ap-wants-to-get-prostitutes-away-from-its-dc-bureau/
 
3. It's Not Nice To Fool With Mother Nature
Ikea Cuts Down 400-Year-Old Trees to Make Furniture
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Ikea_Cuts_Down_400_Year_Old_Trees_to_Make_Furniture_120531
 
Southern Great Plains could run out of groundwater in 30 years, study finds
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0530/Southern-Great-Plains-could-run-out-of-groundwater-in-30-years-study-finds
 
The Frog of War: Atrazine makes male frogs grow ovaries. It's in your water supply.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/11/tyrone-hayes-atrazine-syngenta-feud-frog-endangered
 
Toxic Time Bombs: Chemicals Can Alter Development for Generations
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/28/toxic-time-bombs/
 
Eating This Could Turn Your Gut into a Living Pesticide Factory
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/29/genetically-modified-crops-insects-emerged.aspx
 
Chicken Eat Arsenic, You Eat Chicken: How to Stop Big Ag's Poisoned Poultry
http://www.good.is/post/chicken-eat-arsenic-you-eat-chicken-how-to-stop-big-ag-s-poisoned-poultry/
 
Blame Canada: It Has Become a Petro-State, Happily Drilling for Profits as the World Warms
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/blame_canada/
 
World Wildlife Fund Helps Industry More than Environment
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/wwf-helps-industry-more-than-environment-a-835712.html
 
How 'Nature-Deficit Disorder' Is Making Us Fat, Sick, and Depressed
http://www.good.is/post/how-nature-deficit-disorder-is-making-us-fat-sick-and-depressed/
 
Humans Are Not Like Slowly Boiling Frogs...We Are Like Slowly Boiling Brainless Frogs
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/05/28/491155/humans-are-not-like-slowly-boiling-frogs-we-are-like-slowly-boiling-brainless-frogs/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!

Woman Who Couldn’t Be Intimidated by Citigroup Wins $31 Million
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-31/woman-who-couldn-t-be-intimidated-by-citigroup-wins-31-million.html
 

ODDS & ENDS:

Mexican Cartel Declares War on Cheetos
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/cartels-cheetos/
 
Fake ADHD drug Adderall sold online, U.S. FDA warns
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/29/us-drugs-fda-adderall-idUSBRE84S1FO20120529
 
The Man Behind a Landmark Case: Finding a Life after 7 Years’ False Imprisonment at Guantánamo
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/The_Man_Behind_a_Landmark_Case__Finding_a_Life_after_7_Years_False_Imprisonment_at_Guantanamo_120527
 

Palestinians see 'sharp increase' in demolitions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18247330
 
Israelis attack African migrants during protest against refugees
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/24/israelis-attack-african-migrants-protest
 
Israeli MK: I didn't mean to shame Holocaust by calling African migrants a 'cancer'
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-mk-i-didn-t-mean-to-shame-holocaust-by-calling-african-migrants-a-cancer-1.432809
 
German doctors apologize for Nazi-era crimes
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GERMANY_NAZI_DOCTORS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-05-25-05-51-15
 
Nothing to Smile About: The Shrinking World of Available Dental Care
http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/nothing-to-smile-about-20120503
 
Bill Clinton hosting $25,000-a-couple convention fundraiser
http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/05/bill-clinton-hosting-acouple-convention-fundraiser-124537.html
 
This Man Represents Everything Wrong in Washington: The brash hypocrisy of Lanny Davis
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/the-brash-hypocrisy-of-lanny-davis/257701/
 
SEC Staff Ends Probe of Lehman Without Finding Fraud
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-24/sec-staff-said-to-end-lehman-probe-without-recommending-action.html
 
China paying billions for oil deals in the Americas
http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/29/investing/china-oil-energy/
 
Hedge funds find ways to trade euro misery
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/us-hedgefunds-eurozone-idUSBRE84R03F20120528
 
Occupy the Neolithic: Social Immobility in the Stone Age
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/05/neolithic-social-hierarchy/
 
17 funniest super PAC names
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76797.html
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JP Sottile
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