- Planet Erstwild - 20120831 - Inside the Headlines

It's "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, our weekly mindful news & commentary program. This week's categories: science friction, America's exceptional wealth inequality, eensy doses, good news & more. For complete listing of all this week's headlines, click "Read more" below.1. Science Friction
Should Robots Have A License to Kill?
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/23/isaac-asimov-warned-us-about-combat-drones/
 
From Bug Drones to Disease Assassins, Super Weapons Rule US War Game
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/future-warfare/
 
Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/drone-app/
 
FBI Agrees to Share Facial Recognition Searches with All Police Departments
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/fbi-agrees-to-share-facial-recognition-searches-with-all-police-departments?news=845099
 
We Don’t Need No Stinking Warrant: The Disturbing, Unchecked Rise of the Administrative Subpoena
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/08/administrative-subpoenas/
 
The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: The Use of the Military to Execute Civilian Law
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42659.pdf
 

2. The Wealth Gap Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Yes, the Rich Are Different
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/08/27/yes-the-rich-are-different/
 
How the rich beat the traffic with a helicopter
http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/08/26/n-private-jet-travel.cnnmoney
 
CEOs of Major Defense Contractors Earn More in a Day than Average U.S. Worker in a Year
http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/ceos-of-major-defense-contractors-earn-more-in-a-day-than-average-us-worker-in-a-year-120828?news=845138
 
Gold Set for Best Year Since 2010 as Stimulus Bets Increase
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-27/gold-set-for-best-year-since-2010-as-stimulus-bets-stoke-demand.html
 
In U.S., Private Schools Get Top Marks for Educating Children
http://www.gallup.com/poll/156974/private-schools-top-marks-educating-children.aspx
 
14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/07/photos-evangelical-curricula-louisiana-tax-dollars
 
The Case for Noblesse Oblige
http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/the-case-for-noblesse-oblige/

3. It's A Small Dose, After All
Chromium 6 suspected at Disney Studios
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-disney-chromium-20120823,0,6673226.story
 
Back-to-School Supplies Contain Toxic Chemicals, Report
http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/11745/20120827/back-to-school-supplies-contain-toxic-chemicals-report.htm
 
Keeping it in the family: BPA might last in our bodies for generations
http://grist.org/food/keeping-it-in-the-family-bpa-might-last-in-our-bodies-for-generations/
 
Methane Making An Appearance In Pa. Water Supplies
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/28/160128351/methane-making-an-appearance-in-pa-water-supplies
 
Republicans Attempt to Ax Program Monitoring Carcinogens
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/08/republicans-attempt-ax-program-monitoring-carcinogens
 
Who Determines Safety of New Food Ingredients?
http://www.pewhealth.org/news-room/media-coverage/who-determines-safety-of-new-food-ingredients-85899413852
 
Number of Environmental Refugees to Grow to 50 Million by 2020
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/number_of_environmental_refugees_to_grow_to_50_million_by_2020/
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
China Confronts Mounting Piles of Unsold Goods
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/business/global/chinas-economy-besieged-by-buildup-of-unsold-goods.html
 
German Shipyards See Future in Wind Power
http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/german-shipyards-see-future-in-wind-power-a-850368.html
 
The village where people have dementia – and fun
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/27/dementia-village-residents-have-fun

ODDS & ENDS:
U.S. journalists trade independence for access
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16204465,00.html
 
Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/29/correspondence-collusion-new-york-times-cia
 
Pasadena publisher launches a system for outsourcing local news
http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/pasadena_publisher_launches_a.php
 
Church Sues Fish and Wildlife Service for Diverting Stream it Used for Baptisms
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/08/23/49570.htm
 
Russia Plays Game of Arctic Roulette in Oil Exploration
http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/russian-oil-exploration-in-arctic-circle-causes-major-environmental-damage-a-851617.html
 
Mexico Shooting Highlights U.S. Role in Drug War
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120829/DEFREG02/308290001/Mexico-Shooting-Highlights-U-S-Role-Drug-War
 
Shas spiritual leader calls on Jews to pray for annihilation of Iran
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/shas-spiritual-leader-calls-on-jews-to-pray-for-annihilation-of-iran-1.460765
 
Atlanta Teacher Fired After Allegedly Cheating On Tests Because Her Students Were “Dumb As Hell”
http://jonathanturley.org/2012/08/29/atlanta-teacher-fired-after-allegedly-cheating-on-tests-because-her-students-were-dumb-as-hell/
 
Looking for kids’ books? Avoid this Monsanto propaganda
http://grist.org/business-technology/looking-for-kids-books-avoid-this-monsanto-propaganda/
 
Chimps Infected with Human Diseases Pose Possible Risk to Reintroduction Efforts
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=chimps-human-diseases-risk-reintroduction
 
Hidden Cost of Hamburgers is Greater than Reported
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/hidden_cost_of_hamburgers_is_greater_than_reported/
 
Meet the real-life Dude who inspired ‘The Big Lebowski’
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/187908/meet-the-real-life-dude-who-inspired-the-big-lebowski/
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