- Planet Erstwild - 20121221 - Inside the Headlines

"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sotille. This week it's Lasting Impressions, the Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You and Food Fights. For a list of all the headlines with links, click on Read more below.

1. Lasting Impressions
The Torture Chronicle
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-torture-chronicle/
 
CIA 'tortured and sodomised' terror suspect, human rights court rules
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/dec/13/cia-tortured-sodomised-terror-suspect
 
Unexploded Ordnance Kills 10 Afghan Children
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/12/17/unexploded-ordnance-kills-10-afghan-children/
 
Are US Munitions to Blame for Basra Birth Defects?
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/researchers-studying-high-rates-of-cancer-and-birth-defects-in-iraq-a-873225.html
 
Dreams in Infrared: The Woes of an American Drone Operator
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pain-continues-after-war-for-american-drone-pilot-a-872726.html
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
The Unequal State of America: Redistributing up
http://www.reuters.com/subjects/income-inequality/washington
 
After Recession, More Young Adults Are Living on Street
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/us/since-recession-more-young-americans-are-homeless.html
 
Hedge Fund Managers Convicted of Insider-Trading Scheme
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/hedge-fund-managers-convicted-of-insider-trading.html
 
Corruption and Fraud in the Financial Industry Get Worse and Worse
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/12/corruption-and-fraud-financial-industry-get-worse-and-worse
 
The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Get Its Way in Mexico
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/business/walmart-bribes-teotihuacan.html
 
McDonald's to Franchisees: Merry Christmas. Now Open Your Stores
http://adage.com/article/news/mcdonald-s-pushes-franchisees-stay-open-christmas/238797/
 

3. Food Fights
Monsanto Gets Its Way in Ag Bill
http://www.progressive.org/monsanto-gets-its-way-in-ag-bill
 
Mislabeled Foods Find Their Way to Dinner Tables
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/us/mislabeled-foods-find-their-way-to-diners-tables.html
 
Hormones from Livestock Operations May Skew Fish Gender
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=hormones-from-livestock-operations-may-skew-fish-gender
 
New USDA rule would speed poultry-processing lines, worrying inspectors
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/17/177684/new-usda-rule-would-speed-poultry.html
 
FDA: Pull Back Big Pharma's Veil on Antibiotics Sold for Animal Feed
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-wallinga-md/antibiotics-food_b_2253191.html
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Hong Kong Will Ban High-Polluting Vehicles to Fight Smog
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-19/hong-kong-will-ban-high-polluting-vehicles-in-bid-to-fight-smog.html
 
“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/grace-amid-ruins
 
Comfort dogs help ease pain of mourning Newtown community
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/comfort-dogs-helping-ease-pain-sandy-hook-tragedy-article-1.1222295
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Jesse Ventura Suspects a Conspiracy About His Show About Conspiracies
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/12/jesse-ventura-suspects-a-conspiracy-about-his-show-about-conspiracies/266361/
 
Stem cell ‘wrinkle treatment’ caused bones to grow in woman’s eyelids
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/192575/stem-cell-wrinkle-treatment-caused-bones-to-grow-in-womans-eyelids/
 
Depression Surpasses Asthma as Top Disability Problem amongst U.S. and Canadian Teens
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=depression-surpasses-asthma-as-top-disability-problem-amongst-us-and-canadian-teens
 
Putin touts record Russian arms sales of $14 billion in 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/17/us-russia-putin-arms-exports-idUSBRE8BG0NM20121217
 
Inequality in China: A new survey illuminates the extent of Chinese income inequality
http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21568423-new-survey-illuminates-extent-chinese-income-inequality-each-not
 
Steroids loom in major-college football
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NCAA_STEROIDS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-12-20-08-05-25
 
Oakland Pays $17 Million for NFL Raiders as Cops Fired
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-20/oakland-pays-17-million-for-nfl-raiders-as-cops-get-cut.html
 
Who is the highest paid public employee in the state of Minnesota? Basketball coach Tubby Smith of course. ($1.8 mil)
http://www.sctimes.com/interactive/article/20121216/NEWS01/312160036
 
Is Orangutan Culture Made of Ideas?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2012/12/20/is-orangutan-culture-made-of-ideas/
 
Modern-day Mayans not worried about 'end of the world'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/mexico/9757209/Apocalypse-modern-day-Mayans-not-worried-about-end-of-the-world.html
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