- Planet Erstwild - 20130215 - Inside the Headlines

The Newsvandal JP Sottile with another powerful "Inside the Headlines." Three tiers include hearts; mind and bombs; that ol' sucking economy; and love, American style on the heels of Valentine's Day. Headlines referenced below.

1. Hearts And Minds And Bombs
SOTU: Obama Poses as Dove while Civilians Bombed in Afghanistan
http://www.accuracy.org/release/sotu-obama-poses-as-dove-while-civilians-bombed-in-afghanistan/
 
Ten Afghans killed in NATO air strike-officials
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/13/uk-afghanistan-attack-civilians-idUKBRE91C0E220130213
 
United Nations: US Attacks Killed Hundreds of Afghan Children
http://news.firedoglake.com/2013/02/08/united-nations-us-attacks-killed-hundreds-of-afghan-children/
 
Sen. Feinstein’s Claim of Single-Digit Drone-Related Civilian Deaths Clashes with Reality
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/sen-feinsteins-claim-of-single-digit-drone-related-civilian-deaths-clashes-with-reality-130211?news=847026
 
Cheney backs Obama policy on drone strikes
http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/282439-cheney-defends-obama-on-drone-strikes
 
Killing Isn't Cool: Why the Pentagon hates Obama's drone war.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/02/12/killing_isn_t_cool
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You
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Home Prices Rise in 88% of U.S. Cities as Recovery Gains
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-11/home-prices-rise-in-88-of-u-s-cities-as-recovery-gains.html
 
Investors Turn Atlanta’s Foreclosed Homes Into Rentals
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-11/investors-turn-atlantas-foreclosed-homes-into-rentals
 
Housing Hijinx: Rampant Speculation Drives Prices Higher
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/02/11/housing-hijinx/
 
Housing Industry Pins Hopes on Obama to Soften Down-Payment Rule
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-13/housing-industry-pins-hopes-on-obama-to-soften-down-payment-rule.html
 
The Top 1% Has More Than Recovered From That Little Recession
http://gawker.com/5984036/the-top-1-has-more-than-recovered-from-that-little-recession
 

3. Love, American Style
Skepticism as eHarmony Defends Its Matchmaking Algorithm
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/science/skepticism-as-eharmony-defends-its-matchmaking-algorithm.html

Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/02/11/teen-births-hit-record-low-cdc-reports
 
New Jersey College Sophomore Starts ‘Emergency Condom’ Delivery Service for Students Who Lack Protection
http://gawker.com/5984213/new-jersey-college-student-starts-emergency-condom-delivery-service-for-students-who-lack-protection
 
Use of Morning-After Pill Is Rising, Report Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/health/use-of-morning-after-pill-is-rising-report-says.html
 
Taliban take a hard line on Viagra
http://www.dw.de/taliban-take-a-hard-line-on-viagra/a-16593512
 
AP bans use of words “husband,” “wife” for legally-wed gay couples
http://americablog.com/2013/02/ap-bans-use-of-words-husband-wife-for-legally-wed-gay-couples.html
 
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Yao Ming Blocks Shark Fin Trade
http://www.celsias.com/article/yao-ming-blocks-shark-fin-trade/
 
California to Unveil New Flammability Standard to Avoid Chemicals in Furniture
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=california-to-unveil-new-flammability-standard-to-avoid-chemicals-in-furniture
 
TV reporter discovers Onion stories are fake
http://jimromenesko.com/2013/02/08/local-anchor-discovers-onion-stories-are-fake/
 
Parody Website Fools The Washington Post Into Thinking Sarah Palin Heading To Al Jazeera
http://www.mediaite.com/online/parody-website-fools-the-washington-post-into-thinking-sarah-palin-heading-to-al-jazeera/
 

ODDS & ENDS:

The FBI Once Freaked Out About Nazi Monks in the Amazon Rainforest
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/02/the-fbi-once-freaked-out-about-nazi-monks-in-the-amazon-rainforest/
 
Report: Hundreds of former SEC employees representing clients before agency
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/02/11/12178/report-hundreds-former-sec-employees-representing-clients-agency
 
EPA unaware of industry ties on cancer review panel
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/02/13/12184/epa-unaware-industry-ties-cancer-review-panel
 
How dangerous is bisphenol A?
http://www.dw.de/how-dangerous-is-bisphenol-a/a-16589895
 
Farm abuse kept under cover?
http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/02/08/farm-abuse-kept-under-cover
 
Vet drug entered food chain in British horsemeat
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3688072.ece
 
Patience Runs Out: EU To Crack Down on Israeli Settlement Products
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/eu-to-crack-down-on-products-from-israeli-settlements-a-882623.html
 
FBI hid microphones in Guantanamo, prison commander testifies
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/fbi-hid-microphones-in-guantanamo-prison-commander-testifies-1.207860
 
Study: ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Medication in 9 Out of 10 Kids
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/02/study-adhd-symptoms-persist-despite-medication-in-9-out-of-10-kids/273097/
 
Autism Inc.: The Discredited Science, Shady Treatments and Rising Profits Behind Alternative Autism Treatments
http://www.texasobserver.org/autism-inc-the-discredited-science-shady-treatments-and-rising-profits-behind-alternative-autism-treatments/
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