- Planet Erstwild - 20120713 - Inside the Headlines

PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore dives "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Click on "Read more" below for all articles reviewed.

1. Profits Of Doom
If You're An American Taxpayer, These Are Your Most Recent Defense Purchases
http://www.businessinsider.com/weekly-united-states-defense-contracts-spending-2012-7
 
Sikorsky,US Sign $7.3 Billion Black Hawk Helicopter Order
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/08/airshow-sikorsky-contract-idINL2E8I823220120708
 
Obama Approves Loan to Vietnamese Communists to Buy Satellite from Lockheed Martin
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Obama_Approves_Loan_to_Vietnamese_Communists_to_Buy_Satellite_from_Lockheed_Martin_120706
 
Lockheed uses ground-based laser to recharge drone mid-flight, could eventually stay airborne indefinitely
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-07/12/lockheed-lasers
 
The Military Is Using Contractors That Allegedly Treat Their Workers Like Slaves
http://www.businessinsider.com/aclu-human-rights-report-2012-7
 
CBO: Pentagon projected budget to exceed spending caps
http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/budget-appropriations/237353-cbo-pentagon-budget-projected-to-exceed-budget-spending-caps
 
The Myth of Wartime Prosperity
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-wartime-prosperity/
 

2. Wall Streetwalkers
JPMorgan Is No. 1 Stock Picker as Investors Rate Brokers
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-12/jpmorgan-is-no-1-stock-picker-as-investors-rate-brokers.html
 
JPMorgan Pushed Sales of Its Funds Even at Clients' Expense, Brokers Say
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/jpmorgan-pushed-sales-of-its-funds-even-at-clients-expense-brokers-say/
 
Quarter Of Wall Street Executives See Wrongdoing As Key To Success: Survey
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/10/wallstreet-survey-idINL2E8I9BU220120710
 
Members of Congress Received “VIP” Loans from Countrywide
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Members_of_Congress_Received_VIP_Loans_from_Countrywide_120708
 
As in American capitalism, nepotism rules amongst male Capuchin monkeys
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/185720/as-in-american-capitalism-nepotism-rules-amongst-male-capuchin-monkeys/
 
Why Do the Poor Cheer for the Rich?
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/07/10/when-the-poor-cheer-for-the-rich/
 

3. Political-Industrial Complexities
Partisans Agree: Presidential Election Will Be Exhausting
http://www.people-press.org/2012/07/05/partisans-agree-presidential-election-will-be-exhausting/
 
Groups Shield Political Gifts of Businesses
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/us/politics/groups-shield-political-gifts-of-businesses.html
 
Broadcasters challenge political expenditure information disclosure law
http://jurist.org/paperchase/2012/07/broadcasters-challenge-political-expenditure-information-disclosure-law.php
 
ESPN scores with political ads
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78224.html
 
Crossroads GPS Targets Obama On Economic Growth With $25 Million Ad Buy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/crossroads-gps_n_1654143.html
 
The Outsourcing of Local News
http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/The_Outsourcing_of_Local_News_120706
 
Americans' Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low
http://www.gallup.com/poll/155585/Americans-Confidence-Television-News-Drops-New-Low.aspx
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Rielle Hunter's book tour about affair with John Edwards comes to an end after just 6,000 copies are sold
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2171981/Rielle-Hunters-book-tour-affair-John-Edwards-comes-end-just-6-000-copies-sold.html
 
Interior blocks uranium mining near Grand Canyon for 20 years
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/203141-administration-blocks-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon-for-20-years
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away
http://gizmodo.com/5923980
 
10 Ways That Humans Shape Evolution
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-humans-shape-evolution-other-species
 
Plastic ingredient makes fish court other species
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22047-plastic-ingredient-makes-fish-court-other-species.html
 
Monsanto Kicks Off Campaign To Prevent Genetically Modified Food Labeling
http://stopcostlyfoodlabeling.com/
 
Federal Government Allows more than 250 Nonorganic Substances to be Added to “Organic” Foods
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Federal_Government_Allows_more_than_Nonorganic_Substances_to_be_Added_to_Organic_Foods_120710
 
Political interest in raw materials escalates
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15917498,00.html
 
Does Israel walk a thin line with West Bank oil drill?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18690346
 
A Gold Rush in the Abyss: Environmentalists sound alarm amid rush to mine metals beneath the oceans
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/science/vast-deposits-of-gold-and-other-ores-lure-seabed-miners.html
 
Mental disorders among troops up 65% since 2000
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/07/military-mental-health-diagnoses-071112w/
 
Lobbying Group Holds ‘White Trash Reception’ On Capitol Hill
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/07/09/513181/white-trash-reception/
 
'Bomb detector' maker Jim McCormick faces fraud charges
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18795651
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