- Planet Erstwild - 20120914 - Inside the Headlines

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, Oakland-based Emmy-award winning journalist & filmmaker who spent 10 years working in DC. This week's categories include Implausible Deniability (Take Two Drones and Call Me in the Morning), The Economy Doesn't suck--It Just Sucks for You (Record Poverty Rate Persists in U.S.), and Calling Dr. Dolittle (Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead), as well as Good News and Odds & Ends. For a complete list of headlines with links, click "Read more" below.

1. Implausible Deniability
How the Gov’t Talks About a Drone Program it Won’t Acknowledge Exists
http://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-govt-talks-about-a-drone-program-it-wont-acknowledge
 
Drone Killing of Civilians Sparks Outrage in Yemen...Apathy in U.S.
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/drone-killing-of-civilians-sparks-outrage-in-yemenapathy-in-us-120907?news=845234
 
Dead After 11 Years of Despair: A Prisoner Who Proved Gitmo Is Immoral
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/dead-after-11-years-of-despair-a-prisoner-who-proved-gitmo-is-immoral/262317/
 
A Classified CIA Mea Culpa on Iraq
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/05/a_classified_CIA_mea_culpa_on_iraq
 
Bush Administration Kidnapped Gaddafi Opponents and Returned them to Libya to be Tortured
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/bush-administration-kidnapped-gaddafi-opponents-and-returned-them-to-libya-to-be-tortured-120913?news=845299
 
Former CIA Chief: Obama’s War on Terror Same as Bush’s, But With More Killing
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/09/bush-obama-war-on-terror/
 
Take Two Drones and Call Me in the Morning
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/12/take_two_drones_and_call_me_in_the_morning

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Fed launches big stimulus, to buy bonds until jobs rebound
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/13/us-usa-fed-idUSBRE88C04T20120913
 
As Low Rates Depress Savers, Governments Reap Benefits
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/business/as-low-rates-depress-savers-governments-reap-the-benefits.html
 
Equity Firms Like Bain Are Depicted as Colluding
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/business/documents-depict-equity-firms-like-bain-as-colluding.html
 
Well-to-do get mortgage help from Uncle Sam
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/13/us-fanfred-lending-idUSBRE88C0CY20120913
 
Record Poverty Rate Persists in U.S.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/09/12/us/politics/ap-us-census-poverty.html
 
A Third of Americans Now Say They Are in the Lower Classes
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/09/10/a-third-of-americans-now-say-they-are-in-the-lower-classes/

3. Calling Dr. Dolittle
Rabbits Show their Pain: The extension of 'grimace scales' highlights their growing role in research
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rabbits-show-their-pain
 
Lemon sharks 'learn' skills by watching each other
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19484530
 
Chimp 'Secret Handshakes' May Be Cultural
http://www.livescience.com/22765-chimp-handshakes-grooming-cultural.html
 
Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead
http://news.discovery.com/animals/birds-hold-avian-funerals-for-their-dead-120905.html
 
Animal-assisted therapy dogs work medical wonders
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/sns-201209111630--tms--petwrldctnya-a20120912-20120912,0,5913356.column
 
Zoos - species protection or animal abuse?
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16213950,00.html

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Obama's NDAA Law Allowing Indefinite Military Detention of Citizens Ruled Unconstitutional
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/09/obamas_ndaa_law.php
 
High-Power Microwave Weapons Start to Look Like Dead End
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=high-power-microwave-weapons-start-to-look-like-dead-end
 
U.S. Solar Installs More Than Doubled in Second Quarter
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-10/u-dot-s-dot-solar-installs-more-than-doubled-in-second-quarter
 
Walmart is Biggest Corporate User of Solar
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/09/top-solar-companies
 
How to clean up oil spills: A simple but effective method for magnetically separating oil and water
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/how-to-clean-up-oil-spills-0912.html

ODDS & ENDS:
Jobs for Military Vets to Rebuild Fisheries
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/09/habitat-restoration
 
America's refusal to extradite Bolivia's ex-president to face genocide charges
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/09/america-refusal-extradite-bolivia
 
East Timor visit a 'message on US power'
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/east-timor-visit-a-message-on-us-power/story-e6frg6so-1226466760826
 
Gaza Strip: Children hurt as Israel strikes tunnels
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19541416
 
Tracking School Children With RFID Tags? It’s All About the Benjamins
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/09/rfid-chip-student-monitoring/
 
Big Sugar's 'price supports' leave a sour taste for consumers
http://cironline.org/reports/sugar-price-supports-sour-taste-consumers-3827
 
Kazakhstan Is Accused of Abusing Oil Workers
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/world/asia/human-rights-watch-report-says-kazakhstan-abuses-oil-workers.html
 
Iraq execution spree under the spotlight
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/09/201291081633731250.html
 
“Legal Issues Related to the Lethal Targeting of U.S. Citizens Suspected of Terrorist Activities”
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/target.pdf
 
Exorcism boom in Poland sees magazine launch
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/11/reutersworld/1209110726-exorcism-boom-in-poland-sees-magazine-l&sec=reutersworld
 
5 of the most expensive paper bags
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/188256/5-of-the-most-expensive-paper-bags/
 
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