- Planet Erstwild - 20120622 - Inside the Headlines w/ JP Sottile

"Inside the Headlines" with Oakland-based, Emmy award-winning journalist/filmmaker Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week: secret wars and the war on secrets, the con do economy, shady sunshine & much more. Click on "Read more" below for a list of today's featured headlines.

1. The Truth Hurts
Obama faces hypocrisy charge after saving AG
http://www.smh.com.au/world/obama-faces-hypocrisy-charge-after-saving-ag-20120621-20qup.html
 
The Secret Wars: Congress worries about leaks, the bigger concern is the questions they raise about US drone and cyberattacks
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-leaks-20120613,0,2152448.story
 
New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims
http://www.salon.com/2012/06/19/new_nsa_docs_reveal_911_truths/singleton/
 
No new JFK docs: Bowing to the CIA, the National Archives Refuses To Release 1,100 Secret Assassination Documents in 2013
http://www.salon.com/2012/06/14/national_archives_no_new_jfk_docs/
 
Washington’s 5 Worst Arguments for Keeping Secrets From You
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/government-secrecy/

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
Robbing banks a bad idea for crooks from economic standpoint
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-robbing-banks-statistics-20120611,0,4103314.story
 
Federal Reserve Board Members Gave Their Own Banks $4 Trillion in Bailouts
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Federal_Reserve_Board_Members_Gave_Their_Own_Banks_4_Trillion_Dollars_in_Bailouts_120614
 
Homeowner Aid Boosts Big Banks
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303410404577469050569661724.html
 
Which Corporations Profit from Food Stamps?
http://www.allgov.com/Where_is_the_Money_Going/ViewNews/Which_Corporations_Profit_from_Food_Stamps_120615
 
At Least $50B in U.S. Foreign Arms Sales for 2012, heading for a record-breaking year for foreign military sales
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120614/DEFREG02/306140005/At-Least-50B-U-S-Foreign-Arms-Sales-2012

3. Sunshine In The Shade?

U.S. still lags behind other nations in share of renewable energy
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/11/business/la--fi-mo-renewable-energy-reports-20120611
 
The US Natural Gas Industry Is A Stunning Misallocation Of Capital
http://www.businessinsider.com/natural-gas-where-endless-money-went-to-die-2012-6
 
This Chart Destroys The Idea Of Peak Oil
http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-peak-oil-2012-6
 
The Wind Lobby is Powered by Fossil Fuels
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/06/14/the-wind-lobby-is-powered-by-fossil-fuels/
 
Renewables could supply 80% of US energy needs
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/184894/renewables-could-supply-80-of-us-energy-needs/
 
Global warming's evil twin threatens West Coast fishing grounds
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0614/Global-warming-s-evil-twin-threatens-West-Coast-fishing-grounds

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Wary of Plastic, and Waste, Some Consumers Turn to Glass
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/business/more-consumers-choosing-reusable-glass-bottles.html
 
The Incredible Resilience of Books
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/06/the-incredible-resilience-of-books/258677/

ODDS & ENDS:
Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over US medical experiments in Guatemala
http://jurist.org/paperchase/2012/06/federal-judge-dismisses-over-us-medical-experiments-in-guatemala.php
 
Lobbying Effort Is Said to Sink New Controls on Painkillers
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/health/policy/move-to-restrict-painkillers-founders-in-congress.html
 
U.S. kids getting more ADHD drugs, fewer antibiotics
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/18/us-health-adhd-idUSBRE85H09720120618
 
Putting the Squeeze on a Family Ritual
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/garden/food-pouches-let-little-ones-serve-themselves.html
 
Which Baby Foods Contain the Most Pesticide Residue?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/06/pesticides-baby-food-ewg-dirty-dozen
 
The Sugar Mama of Anti-Muslim Hate
http://www.thenation.com/article/168374/sugar-mama-anti-muslim-hate
 
Alice Walker declines request to publish Israeli edition of The Color Purple
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/20/alice-walker-declines-israeli-color-purple
 
Bias Against a Mormon Presidential Candidate Same as in 1967: 4 in 10 Americans don't know that Mitt Romney is a Mormon
http://www.gallup.com/poll/155273/Bias-Against-Mormon-Presidential-Candidate-1967.aspx
 
Buy me a river: A new index attempts to take stock of countries' total resource wealth
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/06/daily-chart-10?fsrc=scn/tw/te/dc/buymeariver
 
Steal this album: What happens if no one pays for music?
http://www.salon.com/2012/06/20/steal_this_album_what_happens_if_no_one_pays_for_music/
 
House Hunters Has Been Selling You a Big Lie
http://jezebel.com/5917631/house-hunters-has-been-selling-you-a-big-lie
 
Farewell, Denver Post copy editors!
http://jimromenesko.com/2012/06/16/farewell-denver-post-copy-editors/
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