- Planet Erstwild - 20120824 - Inside the Headlines

Our regular 4pm segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week he and James look at Citizen Kane's Rosebuddies, see hear now, and, oh yeah, speak [no evil], & hired guns for higher education, & much more. All headlines listed below, just click "Read more."

1. Rosebuddies
The Citizen Kane Era Returns
http://harpers.org/archive/2012/08/hbc-90008782
 
The Global 1%: Exposing the Transnational Ruling Class
http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/the-global-1-exposing-the-transnational-ruling-class/
 
Profits in G.M.A.C. Bailout to Benefit Financiers, Not U.S.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/profits-in-g-m-a-c-bailout-to-benefit-financiers-not-u-s/
 
Private Equity: A Government Sponsored Enterprise
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/08/private-equity-a-government-sponsored-enterprise.html
 
Greece may sell off islands amid privatization scheme: report
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/23/greece-may-sell-off-islands-amid-privatization-scheme-report/
 
Rich guy with big boat buys island. Something to be happy about as the middle class disappears.
http://gawker.com/5937225/rich-guy-buys-island
 
Billionaire Koch Builds Frontier Town All His Own Near Aspen
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-23/billionaire-koch-builds-frontier-town-all-his-own-near-aspen.html
 
84 pictures of dead malls
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/187511/84-pictures-of-dead-malls/
 
The Lost Decade of the Middle Class
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/08/22/the-lost-decade-of-the-middle-class/

2. See, Hear And Speak

Man who armed Black Panthers was FBI informant, records show
http://cironline.org/reports/man-who-armed-black-panthers-was-fbi-informant-records-show-3753
 
Judge Orders CIA to Turn over More Documents about Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Judge_Orders_CIA_to_Turn_over_More_Documents_about_Drug_Kingpin_Pablo_Escobar_120820
 
At Guantanamo tribunals, don't mention the "T" word
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/20/us-guantanamo-tribunals-idUSBRE87J03U20120820
 
US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/20/us-drones-strikes-target-rescuers-pakistan
 
US 'should hand over footage of drone strikes or face UN inquiry'
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/us-should-hand-over-footage-of-drone-strikes-or-face-un-inquiry-16199983.html
 
Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/08/ap-afghanistan-forgotten-war-082112/

3. Hire Learning
The closing of American academia
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/08/2012820102749246453.html
 
Emory Admits To Falsifying Data In Rankings Reports For As Much As 10 Years
http://jonathanturley.org/2012/08/20/emory-admits-to-falsifying-data-in-rankings-reports-for-as-much-as-10-years/
 
How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps
http://junctrebellion.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/how-the-american-university-was-killed-in-five-easy-steps/
 
How Science Can Improve Teaching
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-science-can-improve-teaching
 
The Real Reason America's Schools Stink
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-19/the-real-reason-americas-schools-stink
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Solar cell efficiency receives a transparent boost
http://www.chron.com/business/article/Solar-cell-efficiency-receives-a-transparent-boost-3805462.php
 
US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19291258
 
Toxoplasmosis & Brain Cancer: Cats Don't Give Disease To Owners After All, Study Shows
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/toxoplasmosis-brain-cancer-cat-owner_n_1822231.html

ODDS & ENDS:
In Iowa, Traditional Farmers Suffer as Factory Farms Proliferate
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/in_iowa_traditional_farmers_suffer_as_factory_farms_proliferate/
 
For the Amish, Big Agribusiness Is Destroying a Way of Life
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/08/for-the-amish-big-agribusiness-is-destroying-a-way-of-life/261327/
 
Feed 9 billion people? We can do that, but it’s not going to be pretty
http://grist.org/food/feed-9-billion-people-we-can-do-that-but-its-not-going-to-be-pretty/
 
Clashes over grazing land, water kill 48 in Kenya
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/22/us-kenya-clashes-idUSBRE87L0FD20120822
 
Sioux tribes take to the Internet to buy back sacred land
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/17/sioux-tribes-take-to-the-internet-to-buy-back-sacred-land/
 
Domestic terrorism: America's right-wing extremists commit a vastly greater number of murderous attacks than Muslims do
http://www.economist.com/node/21560566?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/benefitsofhindsight
 
Muni Not Taking Down Controversial ‘Jihad’ Ads On SF Buses
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/08/15/muni-not-taking-down-controversial-jihad-ads-on-buses/
 
Judge strikes down Nevada's 'none of the above' voting option
http://www.lvrj.com/news/judge-strikes-down-none-of-the-above-voting-option-167071365.html
 
Kitty Corner: Jaguars Win Critical Habitat in U.S.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=kitty-corner-jaguars-win-critical-habitat-in-us
 
Tiger population of India facing 'total disaster' due to tourism ban
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/aug/20/tiger-population-india-tourism-ban
 
Parents concerned that cafeteria palm scanners will implant 'Mark of the Beast' on children's hands
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190622/Parents-concerned-cafeteria-palm-scanners-implant-Mark-Beast-childrens-hands.html
 
EBay bans sale of spells and hexes
http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/16/technology/ebay-bans-spells/index.html
 
Like A Drug: The Rise Of American Megachurches
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/249199.php
 
_____________________________
The Newsvandal
VISIT: www.newsvandal.com
SIGN UP: info@newsvandal.com