- Planet Erstwild - 20130118 - Inside the Headlines

We have a very special segment planned for you. Newsvandal JP Sottile and James will highlight several emerging conspiracy angles and consider a few older ones as well. Zero Dark Thirty--a government propaganda coup? We'll share thoughts. Also, take a look at some good news and odds & ends. Click "Read more" below for link to sourced headlines.

1. The Trouble With Conspiracies: False Flags, Gun Control, Newtown and Alex Jones
Behind the ‘Sandy Hook Truther’ Conspiracy Video That Five Million People Have Watched in One Week
http://gawker.com/5976204/behind-the-sandy-hook-truther-conspiracy-video-that-five-million-people-have-watched-in-one-week

Your comprehensive answer to every Sandy Hook conspiracy theory
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/18/your_comprehensive_answer_to_every_sandy_hook_conspiracy_theory/
 
Why Sandy Hook Massacre Spawned Conspiracy Theories
http://news.yahoo.com/why-sandy-hook-massacre-spawned-conspiracy-theories-184323398.html
 
Professor James Tracy says he’s facing university probe over Newtown conspiracy
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/16/professor-james-tracy-says-hes-facing-university-probe-over-newtown-conspiracy/
 
Zero Dark Thirty: ‘Disturbing’ & ‘Misleading’
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/feb/07/disturbing-misleading-zero-dark-thirty/
 
Director defends 'Zero Dark Thirty' torture scenes
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/director-defends-zero-dark-thirty-torture-scenes-1.204064
 
Other Tyrants Who Have Used Children As Props
http://www.infowars.com/other-tyrants-who-have-used-children-as-props/
 
“Liberty-Driven” Fortress Community Being Planned In Idaho
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/liberty-driven-fortress-community-being-planned-in-idaho
 
‘COPS’ at 25
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/cops-at-25/
 
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Germany to ban most workplace surveillance
http://www.dw.de/germany-to-ban-most-workplace-surveillance/a-16521524
 
Coral fights back against warming seas
http://grist.org/climate-energy/coral-fights-back-against-warming-seas/
 
A Standardized Testing Revolt
http://prospect.org/article/standardized-testing-revolt
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Panetta: 'No question' US counterterrorism campaign in Africa led to Mali conflict
http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/277077-panetta-no-question-us-counterterrorism-campaign-in-africa-led-to-mali-conflict-
 
Since 2000, Defense Dept. has Issued $1.6 Trillion Worth of Contracts with Only One Bidder
http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/since-2000-defense-dept-has-issued-16-trillion-worth-of-contracts-with-only-one-bidder-130114?news=846740
 
Washington’s Economic Boom, Financed by You
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/magazine/washingtons-economic-boom-financed-by-you.html
 
The U.S. agriculture-industrial complex is starving Haiti
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/11/subsidizing_starvation
 
The global control of food, countries and populations
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/305542/global-control-food-countries-populations.html
 
City Trees Grow Faster, But Seedlings Struggle to Take Root
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/culturing-science/2013/01/14/city-tree-growth/
 
JPMorgan Reports 53% Earnings Increase as Mortgage Fees Rise
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-16/jpmorgan-reports-53-earnings-increase-as-mortgage-fees-rise.html
 
Poll: Israelis Want Major Cuts in Settlement Funding, Military
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/01/14/poll-israelis-want-major-cuts-in-settlement-funding-military/
 
Proposed wind farm gets the OK to kill bald eagles, which will definitely not backfire
http://grist.org/news/proposed-wind-farm-gets-the-ok-to-kill-bald-eagles-which-will-definitely-not-backfire/
 
Brazilian Bikini Waxes Make Crab Lice Endangered Species
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-13/brazilian-bikini-waxes-make-crab-lice-endangered-species-health.html
 
Presenting Amazon’s Predator Drone Toy For Kids
http://www.disinfo.com/2013/01/presenting-amazons-predator-drone-toy-for-kids/
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