- Planet Erstwild - 20120810 - Inside the Headlines

4pm, it's our regular mindful news & commentary segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, Emmy Award-winning journalist & filmmaker. This week's categories include secrets, you are what you eat & drink, and the cost of doing business. You can't afford to miss this. Click "Read more" below for a complete listing of this week's select headlines.

1. The Cost Of Doing Business
Corporate Fraud Cases Often Spare Individuals
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/business/more-fraud-settlements-for-companies-but-rarely-individuals.html

Justice department ends Goldman probe | http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1cdc7376-e284-11e1-be25-00144feab49a.html

Company previously known as Blackwater agrees to $7.5 million fine in arms smuggling case
http://news.yahoo.com/company-previously-known-blackwater-agrees-7-5-million-214610828.html
 
Google Will Pay $22.5 Million to Settle FTC Charges it Misrepresented Privacy Assurances
http://ftc.gov/opa/2012/08/google.shtm
 
Pfizer pays $60m to US government to settle charges
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19171566
 
Medicaid Providers Received $6.6 Billion despite Tax Debts
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/medicaid-providers-tax-debts-gao-congress-irs-63501-1.html

2. You Are What You Eat...and Drink
Americans Spend $151 a Week on Food; the High-Income, $180
http://www.gallup.com/poll/156416/Americans-Spend-151-Week-Food-High-Income-180.aspx
 
Biotech Giants Are Bankrolling a GMO Free-for-All
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/08/biotech-gmo-deregulation
 
Popcorn ingredient found to be linked with Alzheimer's
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/08/popcorn-ingredient-found-to-be-linked-with-alzheimer/
 
Impact of Fluoride on Neurological Development in Children
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi.html
 
People Eating Less of that Nasty Meat
http://gawker.com/5932459/people-eating-less-of-that-nasty-meat
 
Fewer US students buy sodas, sports drinks still a problem-study
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/06/usa-obesity-soda-schools-idINL2E8J61BR20120806
 
Do Sports Drinks Really Work?
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/07/do-sports-drinks-really-work
 
The hidden costs of hamburgers
http://cironline.org/reports/hidden-costs-hamburgers-3701

3. They've Got A Secret
Exclusive: The Pentagon's Shocking Cover-Up Of The Afghan National Military Hospital Scandal
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/exclusive-the-pentagons-shocking-cover-up-of-the
 
Media, ACLU to argue against censorship at Guantanamo
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/08/02/159520/media-aclu-to-argue-against-censorship.html
 
Historic NDAA Battle Underway: TV Networks Silent
http://www.businessinsider.com/historic-ndaa-battle-underway-tv-networks-silent-2012-8#ixzz234GxF3bR
 
Why Color Atom Bomb Footage of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Was Censored by the Government for Decades
http://reason.com/blog/2012/08/09/why-color-atom-bomb-footage-of-hiroshima
 
Kennedys keep vise-grip on RFK papers
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012/08/05/index_details_contents_of_robert_f_kennedys_papers/
 
Secret Boy Scout Predator Files Released
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Secret_Boy_Scout_Predator_Files_Released_120809
 
What Rand Paul Learned From Secret Security Hearings
http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/09/gazillions

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!

U.S. starts landmark Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-08-09/agent-orange-vietnam/56899152/1
 
Poll: ‘Political media’ viewed unfavorably by 78 percent of people
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/184480/poll-political-media-viewed-unfavorably-by-78-percent-of-people/
 
Major Breeder of Research Dogs Faces Closure
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=major-breeder-research-dogs-faces-closure

ODDS & ENDS:
Desperation, Greed and the Global Organ Trade
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-illegal-trade-in-organ-is-fueled-by-desperation-and-growing-a-847473.html
 
GOP Flexes Muscle as Ad Spending Nears Half-Billion Mark
http://nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/gop-flexes-muscle-as-ad-spending-nears-half-billion-mark-20120803
 
Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? Obama Has an App for That
http://www.propublica.org/article/is-your-neighbor-a-democrat-obama-has-an-app-for-that
 
Interview With the Green Party's Jill Stein, Candidate for Organizer in Chief
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10685-interview-with-jill-stein-candidate-for-organizer-in-chief
 
Deadly Aid: How U.S. foreign assistance is helping human rights violators
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/06/deadly_aid
 
Kenyan Fossils Rekindle Debate over Early Human Diversity
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/08/09/kenyan-fossils-rekindle-debate-over-early-human-diversity/
 
Africa Losing the Battle against Rhino Poachers
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/africa-seeks-solution-to-poachers-selling-rhino-horns-to-asia-a-846605.html
 
Gaza Christians can pray in Israel, not Muslims: court
http://news.yahoo.com/gaza-christians-pray-israel-not-muslims-court-192113815.html
 
Antipsychotic use growing in U.S. kids and teens
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/07/us-antipsychotic-kids-idUSBRE87617Y20120807
 
Child Labor: Small Hands Picking Our Food
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Children-in-the-Field-Picking-Our-Food-164796976.html
 
OK, Barry Diller, you can kill the print Newsweek now
http://jimromenesko.com/2012/08/07/ok-barry-diller-you-can-kill-the-print-newsweek-now/
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