- Planet Erstwild - 20121207 - Inside the Headlines

"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile looks at Hearts, Minds and Bombs; that sucking economy; and chemistry sets in ouor food plus the usual nod to Good News and Odds & Ends mixed in for good measure. See complete list below.

1. Hearts and Minds and Bombs
U.S. Ready to Offer Mercenaries $10 Billion for a Drug-War Air Force
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/diplo-air-force/

The U.S. Military Approves Bombing Children
http://www.thenation.com/blog/171582/us-military-approves-bombing-children

Some Afghan kids aren’t bystanders
http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/12/marine-taliban-kids-120312w

Report: U.S. Drone Strikes Wreaking Havoc on Children
http://reason.com/24-7/2012/12/03/report-us-drone-strikes-wreaking-havoc-o

Drones Now Account for One-Quarter of U.S. Strikes in Afghanistan
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/drones-now-account-for-one-quarter-of-us-strikes-in-afghanistan-121206?news=846403

U.S.-Approved Weapons Transfer Ended Up With Libyan Jihadis
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/world/africa/weapons-sent-to-libyan-rebels-with-us-approval-fell-into-islamist-hands.html

Resupplying the war: A perpetual task
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20121201/NEWS14/121201015/Resupplying-war-perpetual-task


2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
America Supplants China in Rank of Biggest Firms Faster than at Any Time in the Past decade
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-02/america-supplants-china-in-rank-of-biggest-firms.html

Corporate profits hit record as wages get squeezed
http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/03/news/economy/record-corporate-profits/index.html

Study: American Households Hit 43-Year Low In Net Worth
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/30/study-american-households-hit-43-year-low-in-net-worth/

U.S. is Only Developed County where Younger Generation will Receive Less Education than their Parents
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/us-is-only-developed-county-where-younger-generation-will-receive-less-education-than-their-parents-121204?news=846374

California teachers union video features ‘rich’ urinating on the ‘poor’
http://eagnews.org/radical-california-teachers-union-video-features-rich-urinating-on-the-poor-2/

‘Capitalism’ and ‘Socialism’ were the two most looked-up words of 2012
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/191834/capitalism-and-socialism-were-the-two-most-looked-up-words-of-2012/

How Consumer Brainwashed Are You? The Game
http://www.disinfo.com/2012/12/how-consumer-brainwashed-are-you-the-game/


3. Chemistry, It's What's For Dinner
Dr. Oz Defends Monsanto: Eat GMO Foods, They're The Same as Non-GMO Organic
http://www.nationofchange.org/dr-oz-defends-monsanto-eat-gmo-foods-they-re-same-non-gmo-organic-1354555215

How Dr. Oz Got It Wrong on Organics
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/12/tvs-dr-oz-misdiagnoses-organic-food

Delicious pork chops...now laden with antibiotic-resistant bacteria
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/bad-pork-cu/

The Drug Store in American Meat
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/11/28/the-drug-store-in-american-meat/

Global High Fructose Corn Syrup Use May Be Fueling Diabetes Increase
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/11/27/global-high-fructose-corn-syrup-use-may-be-fueling-diabetes-increase/

Pizza Hut-brand perfume is a real thing
http://gawker.com/5965905/pizza-hut-dips-toe-into-perfume-market-with-eau-de-pizza-hut

Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/11/29/166156242/cornstalks-everywhere-but-nothing-else-not-even-a-bee


THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Pat Robertson Dispels Creationist Idea That Earth Is 6,000 Years Old (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/pat-robertson-creationism-earth-is-not-6000-years-old_n_2207275.html

Anti-Kim Kardashian protests erupt in Bahrain before reality star opens milkshake shop
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/anti-kim-kardashian-protests-erupt-bahrain-article-1.1211600

Google-Funded Drones To Hunt Rhino Poachers
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/12/rhino-poacher-meet-drone-funded-google

Rome mayor saves cat colony
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/04/rome-mayor-saves-cat-colony/


ODDS & ENDS:
Devastation in Meatspace: The New Soft-Focus Lens Of War
http://thenewinquiry.com/features/devastationinmeatspace/

Chemical Dispersant Made BP Oil spill 52 Times More Toxic
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/12/chemical-dispersant-made-bps-gulf-oilspill-52-times-more-toxic

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline
http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/11/school_prison_pipeline_meridian.html

Private Prison Company Muscles into Law Enforcement, Creating Occupants for Its Prisons
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/private-prison-company-muscles-into-law-enforcement-creating-occupants-for-its-prisons-121203?news=846368

Who’s Watching the Kids? Just About Everyone, Apparently
http://reason.com/archives/2012/12/03/whos-watching-the-kids-just-about-everyo

How aggressive hyena moms give their kids a boost
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/11/29/how-aggressive-hyena-moms-give-their-kids-a-boost/

Ruling Is Victory for Drug Companies in Promoting Medicine for Other Uses
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/business/ruling-backs-drug-industry-on-off-label-marketing.html

Man Faces Death Threats and Jail for Pointing Out That Weeping Jesus "Miracle" Is Just Faulty Plumbing
http://www.alternet.org/man-faces-death-threats-and-jail-pointing-out-weeping-jesus-miracle-just-faulty-plumbing

National Catholic Reporter | Ordination of women would correct an injustice
http://ncronline.org/news/people/editorial-ordination-women-would-correct-injustice

Living With a Sound You Can’t Turn Off
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/living-with-a-sound-you-can%E2%80%99t-turn-off/
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