- Planet Erstwild - 20130322 - Inside the Headlines

Our regular 4pm segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile.

Click "Read more" below for headline links and this week's three tiers: a colonel of truth? Big data, bigger brother and pet peeves.

1. A Colonel Of Truth?
James Steele: America's mystery man in Iraq
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/06/james-steele-america-iraq-video
 
The Myth of the Surge
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/13/the-myth-of-the-surge/
 
Pentagon Ran Torture Centers in Iraq, Atrocities Revealed
http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/03/06/pentagon-ran-torture-centers-in-iraq-atrocities-revealed/
 
Donald Rumsfeld must be indicted over Iraq militias
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/07/donald-rumsfeld-iraqi-torture
 
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS: Jim Steele, Counselor to US Ambassador for Iraqi Security Forces
http://premierespeakers.com/jim_steele/bio
 

2. Big Data, Bigger Brother
Anne Taylor Fleming | Social media life: What privacy?
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/03/17/social-media-life-what-privacy/
 
Cops: U.S. law should require logs of your text messages
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57575039-38/cops-u.s-law-should-require-logs-of-your-text-messages/
 
CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang On To It Forever'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/cia-gus-hunt-big-data_n_2917842.html
 
How The Military Is Controlling Online Speech — By Embracing It
http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinesharrock/how-the-military-is-controlling-online-speech-by-embracing-i
 
Amazon inks deal with CIA
http://markcrispinmiller.com/2013/03/amazon-inks-deal-with-cia/
 
John Pilger | The New Propaganda Is Liberal; the New Slavery Is Digital
http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-new-propaganda-is-liberal-the-new-slavery-is-digital
 

3. Pet Peeves
Neiman Marcus settles charges of misleading ‘fake-fur’ labels
http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/business/289009-neiman-marcus-settles-charges-of-misleading-fake-fur-labels
 
Illegal Pet Trade Wiping Out Yellow-Crested Cockatoos
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/03/21/illegal-pet-trade-yellow-crested-cockatoos/
 
Iditarod Dog Death Raises Ire of Animal Rights Activists
http://news.discovery.com/adventure/extreme-sports/iditarod-dog-death-130321.htm
 
Edie Falco Circus Boycott: Actress Teams With PETA Over Alleged Elephant Abuse
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/edie-falco-circus-peta-elephant-abuse_n_2906735.html
 
A New Francis of Assisi?
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/a_new_francis_of_assisi/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!

One Million Reasons To Save The Reef
http://reasons.savethereef.org.au/
 
31% of Americans Have Abandoned News Outlets Due to Perceived Decline in Quality
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/31-percent-of-americans-have-abandoned-news-outlets-due-to-perceived-decline-in-quality-130320?news=849486
 
Beaver dams block Chevron oil spill in Utah
http://grist.org/news/beaver-dams-block-chevron-oil-spill-in-utah/
 
Iron Maiden to launch its own beer
http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/15/news/companies/iron-maiden-beer/index.html
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things?
http://reason.com/archives/2013/03/15/why-do-people-believe-scientifically-unt
 
Nondefense Slice of Domestic Spending on Track to Hit 50-Year Low
http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/nondefense-slice-of-domestic-spending-on-track-to-hit-50-year-low-20130315
 
Conflicts of interest run rampant in state legislatures
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/03/18/12313/conflicts-interest-run-rampant-state-legislatures
 
‘Factivism’ and Other Fairytales from Bono
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/19/factivism-and-other-fairytales-from-bono/
 
Skinhead doing Nazi salute at Dropkick Murphys concert gets dropkicked by lead singer
http://gawker.com/5991403/dropkick-murphys-singer-kicks-the-crap-out-of-skinhead-doing-nazi-salute-on-stage-during-st-patricks-day-concert
 
FDA studies possible pre-cancerous link with diabetes drugs
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/14/us-diabetes-pancreas-fda-idUSBRE92D0S920130314
 
Unwanted Electronic Gear Rising in Toxic Piles
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/disposal-of-older-monitors-leaves-a-hazardous-trail.html
 
The Biblical Pseudo-Archeologists Pillaging the West Bank
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/02/the-biblical-pseudo-archeologists-pillaging-the-west-bank/273488/
 
The Execution of the Saudi Seven
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03/15/The_execution_of_the_Saudi_Seven
 
Operation Gladio: Past, Present and Future
http://www.parapolitical.com/2013/03/5qrc
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