- Planet Erstwild - 20120720 - Inside the Headlines

Another fresh week's worth of "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. For complete list of stories, click on 'Read more' below. Shows are archived under PLANET ERSTWILD.

1. Elementary, My Dear Watson
Obama’s Scramble for Africa: Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175567/tomgram%3A_nick_turse%2C_america%27s_shadow_wars_in_africa_/
 
China strengthens Africa ties with $20 billion in loans
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/19/us-china-africa-idUSBRE86I03O20120719
 
Japan and Vietnam Join Forces to Exploit Rare-Earth Elements
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=japan-vietnam-join-forces-exploit-rare-earth-minerals
 
Metal thieves in Germany: Why the trains are late
http://www.economist.com/node/21558606?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/stealingsteel
 
Chevron Makes Oil Exploration Deal in Iraqi Kurdistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/business/global/chevron-makes-oil-exploration-deal-in-iraqi-kurdistan.html
 
Oil is Only Part of the Arctic's Massive Resources
http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/17/news/economy/Arctic-oil/index.htm
 
Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/cry-wolf-an-unethical-oil-story
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
Poll: Voters say wealth is now an impossible dream
http://thehill.com/polls/237987-the-hill-poll-voters-say-wealth-is-now-an-impossible-dream
 
Wells Fargo profit up 17 percent; mortgage banking strong
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/13/us-wellsfargo-earnings-idUSBRE86C0J520120713
 
Wells Fargo Gets Away with $175 Million Penalty for Racist Lending Practices
http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/Wells_Fargo_Gets_Away_with_175_Million_Dollar_Penalty_for_Racist_Lending_Practices_120716
 
New York Fed Knew of False Barclays Reports on Rates
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/barclays-informed-new-york-fed-of-problems-with-libor-in-2007/
 
Alabama Judge Shuts Down Private Debtors Prison
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/07/judge_halts_debtors_prison_by.html
 
Poll: Majority want tax cuts for all, even the wealthy
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/13/156148/poll-majority-want-tax-cuts-for.html
 
Hardheaded Socialism Makes Canada Richer Than U.S.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-15/hardheaded-socialism-makes-canada-richer-than-u-s-.html
 
The Real Class Warfare is Baby Boomers Vs. Younger Americans
http://reason.com/archives/2012/07/11/the-real-class-warfare-baby-boomers-vs-y
 

3. Is There Something In The Water?
Bottled-Water Habit Keeps Tight Grip on Mexicans
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/world/americas/mexicans-struggle-to-kick-bottled-water-habit.html
 
FDA Bans Use of BPA in Baby Bottles, But Not in Containers Used by Adults
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/FDA_Bans_Use_of_BPA_in_Baby_Bottles_But_Not_in_Containers_Used_by_Adults_120719
 
What Are They Drinking in New York City? New Shop Sells Tap Water Run Through Filtering System
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444330904577535100599492544.html
 
Soy Milk May Be Destroying Your Teeth
http://www.businessinsider.com/soy-milk-may-cause-cavities-2012-7
 
COWPOCALYPSE: Prepare For The Largest-Ever Drop In Livestock Herds
http://www.businessinsider.com/morgan-stanley-livestock-herds-2012-7
 
2012 Drought Rivals Dust Bowl
http://www.weather.com/news/drought-disaster-new-data-20120715
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Americans Favor Diplomacy Over Military Action on Iran by Almost 4 to 1
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/americans-favor-diplomacy-over-military-action-on-iran-by-almost-4-to-1/259928/
 
FAA Releases Thousands of Pages of Drone Records
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/07/faa-releases-thousands-pages-drone-records
 
Whales get some help in tuning out man-made noises
http://www.smh.com.au/world/whales-get-some-help-in-tuning-out-manmade-noises-20120717-228ai.html
 
Should Whales and Dolphins Have Rights? Their Lawyers Say Yes
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/07/cetacean-rights/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion at Low Point
http://www.gallup.com/poll/155690/Confidence-Organized-Religion-Low-Point.aspx
 
Religious products: Making money from believers
http://www.economist.com/node/21558563?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/prayersandplaythings
 
Some Doctors Cash In By Being Their Own Pharmacist
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/business/some-physicians-making-millions-selling-drugs.html
 
Gene-swapping vaccines spawn lethal poultry virus
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/12/australia-poultry-vaccines-idINL3E8IC2X420120712
 
Manufactured quotes: News organizations fail to disclose “regular Joe” businessmen’s lobbying ties
http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/manufactured_quotes.php
 
CNN expert’s civilian drone death numbers don’t add up
http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/07/17/analysis-cnn-experts-civilian-drone-death-numbers-dont-add-up/
 
U.S. Has No Idea Who’s a Taliban ‘Leader,’ Still Boasts About Killing Them
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/taliban-leaders/
 
Ethiopian Regime Crumbles: Enter CIA
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/07/17/ethiopian-regime-crumbles-enter-cia/
 
Arming for the Syrian War: Do Soaring Prices Predict Escalating Conflict?
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/arming-for-the-syrian-war-do-soaring-prices-predict-escalating-conflict/
 
Deputies shoot, kill man after knocking on wrong door
http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/Deputies-shoot-kill-man-after-knocking-on-wrong-door/-/11788162/15527202/-/euk6tg/-/index.html
 
Singapore's Venture With Yale to Limit Protests
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303933704577530524046581142.html
 
Circumcision debate goes global
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16101977,00.html
 
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