- Planet Erstwild - 20120928 - Inside the Headlines

"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week topics include 'Hearts & Minds & Bombs,' 'What is Govern-meant to Do?' and 'Something's Fishy.'  As we do each week, articles are listed and linked, just click "Read more" below.

1. Hearts and Minds and Bombs
Torture Creep: Why are more Americans accepting Bush-era policies than ever before?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/25/torture_creep
 
Pakistan Islamist accuses Obama of religious war on Muslims
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/26/us-pakistan-militant-idUSBRE88P0XE20120926
 
Congressman Accuses Barack Obama Creating A New Ottoman Empire
http://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey/congressman-accuses-barack-obama-creating-a-new-ot
 
U.S. Approval Eroding in Middle East and North Africa Before Film Controversy
http://www.gallup.com/poll/157610/approval-eroding-mena-film-controversy.aspx
 
Drones in Pakistan traumatise civilians, US report says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19704981
 
Women Are a Silent Presence in New, Devastating Report on U.S. Drone Strikes
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/09/27/nyu_stanford_study_on_living_under_drone_strikes_pakistani_women_are_a_silent_presence_in_devastating_report_.html
 
Wait, You Still Don't Like Us?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/19/you_still_don_t_like_us
 

2. What Is Government To Do?
Money to Burn: Oil and Gas Interests Are Spending Big to Keep Their Allies in Office
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/money_to_burn/
 
Development of Fracking Helped by Government Funding and Tax Breaks
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/development-of-fracking-helped-by-government-funding-and-tax-breaks-120926?news=845415
 
Watchdog group faults states' inspections of oil, gas wells
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-oil-gas-regulator-report-20120925,0,1590082.story
 
Wall Street Places Its Election Bets
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2012/09/hbc-90008906
 
Geithner under attack for ‘protecting’ Citi
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/340acb6e-0756-11e2-b148-00144feabdc0.html
 
U.S. probe of HSBC tangled up in bureaucracy, infighting
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/26/us-hsbc-idUSBRE88P06H20120926
 
Little Appetite in U.S. for More Gov't Regulation of Business
http://www.gallup.com/poll/157646/little-appetite-gov-regulation-business.aspx
 
Financial Disclosure for Senior Federal Executives Delayed until after Election
http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/financial-disclosure-for-senior-federal-executives-delayed-until-after-election-120927?news=845429
 
John Paul Stevens | Should We Have a New Constitutional Convention?
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/oct/11/should-we-have-new-constitutional-convention/
 

3. Something's Fishy
Rare Trout Survives in Just One Stream, DNA Reveals
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/rare-trout-survives-in-just-one-stream-dna-reveals/
 
Can the U.S. win the battle against overfishing?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/09/23/can-the-u-s-win-the-battle-against-overfishing/
 
In half century, Brazil lost 80% of coral reef: study
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/23/in-half-century-brazil-lost-80-of-coral-reef-study/
 
Plastic rivers flow through Haiti
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/09/27/169866/plastic-rivers-flow-through-haiti.html
 
Climate Change, Metal and Waterways
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/climate-change-metal-and-waterways/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood
http://www.care2.com/causes/new-zealand-grants-a-river-the-rights-of-personhood.html
 
NIH retires research chimps at troubled facility
http://www.nature.com/news/nih-retires-research-chimps-at-troubled-facility-1.11465
 
Prison Rape: Obama’s Program to Stop It
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/oct/11/prison-rape-obamas-program-stop-it/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Suicide is now the leading cause of injury-related death in America, and the economy may be to blame
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_09/suicide_is_now_the_leading_cau040064.php
 
Suicidal dogs and bipolar wolves: Do animals have personalities? How about mental illnesses?
http://www.salon.com/2012/09/26/suicidal_dogs_and_bipolar_wolves/
 
BPA damages chromosomes in monkeys
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/24/bpa-damages-chromosomes-in-monkeys/57838050/1
 
Whodunit? Crows Ask That Question, Too
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/09/crow-causal-reasoning/
 
Local TV Stations Accept Big Money for Political Ads…and Don’t Ask Questions
http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/local-tv-stations-accept-big-money-for-political-adsand-dont-ask-questions-120926?news=845413
 
Super PACs: Follow the Unlimited Money
http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spending/
 
Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2012
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42738.pdf
 
Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/report-ahmadinejad-meet-occupy-wall-street_652994.html
 
Occupy Wall Street Is Not Meeting With Ahmadinejad
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/occupy-wall-street-is-not-meeting-with-ahmadinejad
 
In Africa, a supermarket sweepstakes
http://cironline.org/reports/africa-supermarket-sweepstakes-3889
 
'Fifty Shades of Chicken’ to be published this Fall
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/188840/fifty-shades-of-chicken-to-be-published-this-fall/
 
French Village Offers Refuge from Apocalypse
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/french-village-bugarach-safe-haven-for-apocalypse-on-mayan-calendar-a-858117.html
 
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