- Planet Erstwild - 20121102 - Inside the Headlines

It's a special extended version of "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week we look at voting machinations, the not-so sweet flow of money, honey, and the secrets that "they've" got, plus some Good News, and Odds & Ends, including a look at the scientific basis of "truthiness.' For this week's headlines, click "Read more" below.

1. Voting Machinery
Blue Planet: What if the world could vote in the U.S. election?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/31/blue_planet
 
Israelis favor Romney over Obama by wide margin in latest poll
http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/264609-romney-polls-far-ahead-of-obama-in-israel
 
Outside groups have spent $840 million on 2012 election
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/10/30/173114/outside-groups-have-spent-840.html
 
Chevron Gives $2.5 Million to Conservative Group — the Biggest Corporate Super-PAC Donation of the Year
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/chevron-gives-25-million-to-conservative-groupthe-biggest-corporate-super-pac-donation-of-the-year-121030?news=846086
 
Charts: The Frackers' Well-Oiled Political Machine
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/fracking-companies-drilling-political-influence-charts
 
A Tangled Web: Who’s Making Money From All This Campaign Spending?
http://www.propublica.org/special/a-tangled-web
 
Ohio Punished with almost 2,000 Presidential TV Ads a Day
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/ohio-punished-with-almost-2000-presidential-tv-ads-a-day-121029?news=846079
 
Election may not wrap up Tuesday: If it’s close, Ohio could be what Florida was in 2000
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/10/31/election-may-not-wrap-up-tuesday.html
 2. It's The Money, Honey
And the Winner of the U.S. Election Is...the Drones
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/30/the_long_third_war
 

2. It's The Money, Honey
Why Does the SEC Protect Banks’ Dirty Secrets?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-28/why-does-the-sec-protect-banks-dirty-secrets-.html
 
Mortgage Price-Gouging Courtesy of the Bailout
http://www.propublica.org/thetrade/item/mortgage-price-gouging-courtesy-of-the-bailout
 
Pentagon IG starts criminal probe of contractor
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121030/DEFREG02/310300001/Pentagon-IG-starts-criminal-probe-contractor
 
U.S. Inspector General: Iraqi auditors point to huge money laundering
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-30/us-iraqi-audit-points-to-huge-money-laundering
 
Retired FBI agent arraigned in Afghan scheme
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/10/ap-retired-fbi-agent-arraigned-afghan-contract-scheme-103012/
 
Is a major science group stumping for Monsanto?
http://grist.org/food/is-a-major-science-group-stumping-for-monsanto/
 
Chemical Industry Uses Wallet To Block Tighter Regulations, Environmental Advocates Say
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/chemical-industry-campaign-contributions-environmental-regulations_n_2017412.html
 
The Hill's 2012 Top Lobbyists
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/264987-2012-top-lobbyists
 

3. They've Got A Secret
National Security Agency on Right to Spy on Everyone: Just Trust Us
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/national-security-agency-on-right-to-spy-on-everyone-just-trust-us-121028?news=846068
 
Rare case sheds light on cellphone surveillance device
http://cironline.org/reports/rare-case-sheds-light-cellphone-surveillance-device-3950
 
Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/police-allowed-to-install-cameras-on-private-property-without-warrant/
 
EFF Demands Answers About Predator Drone Flights in the U.S.
https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-demands-answers-about-predator-drone-flights-us
 
World’s Fastest Computer Is Quietly Turned On by the U.S. Government
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/worlds-fastest-computer-is-quietly-turned-on-by-the-us-government-121101?news=846100
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Anderson Cooper Talk Show Won’t Return for a Third Season
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/anderson-cooper-talk-show-wont-return-for-a-third-season/
 
New US monument honors military service dogs
http://www.stripes.com/news/new-us-monument-honors-military-service-dogs-1.195366
 
Nurses, Addicted to Helping People
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/nurses-addicted-to-helping-people/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Meghan McCain to GOP after Sandy: Do you still doubt climate change?
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/264755-meghan-mccain-to-gop-do-you-still-doubt-climate-change
 
The 9 Most Anti-Science Candidates in America
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/most-anti-science-lawmakers-running-office
 
Iraq's youngest casualties of war
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/29/iraqs_youngest_casualties_of_war
 
Smoking will 'kill up to a billion people worldwide this century'
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/smoking-will-kill-up-to-a-billion-people-worldwide-this-century-8229907.html
 
Greece's diet crisis: As Greeks abandon their traditional foods, obesity rates soar
http://cironline.org/reports/greeces-diet-crisis-3953
 
The Island Where People Forget to Die
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/magazine/the-island-where-people-forget-to-die.html
 
Korean Village Could Be First Casualty of US Military’s “Pacific Pivot”
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/korean_village_could_be_first_pacific_pivot_casualty/
 
Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/sugar-industry-lies-campaign
 
Scientists Dissect the Psychology of 'Truthiness'
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=scientists-dissect-the-psychology-truthiness
 
Mystery Monkey Caught After Two Years On The Lam
http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2012/10/24/mystery-monkey-caught-after-2-years-on-the-lam/
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