- Planet Erstwild - 20130531 - Inside the Headlines

1. Bless The Beasts And The Flower Children
Nature Studies: The life that disappeared while baby-boomers had their fun
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/nature_studies/nature-studies-the-life-that-disappeared-while-babyboomers-had-their-fun-8636316.html
 
Farewell Froggy, the Age of Ribbit is Nearing an End
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/amphibian-populations-declining-precipitous-rates-us-even-species-thought-stable
 
Dolphin-Assisted Births Are a Thing
http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/05/29/dolphin-assisted-births-are-a-thing/
 
India To Recognize Dolphins As “Non-Human Persons”
http://disinfo.com/2013/05/india-to-recognize-dolphins-as-non-human-persons/
 
Going ape – chimps throw tantrums when they lose
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22703889
 

2. Follow The Money
Top US tax breaks to cost $12 trillion over decade, benefit wealthy : CBO
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-usa-fiscal-taxbreaks-idUSBRE94S1FS20130529
 
Chevron shareholders reject ban on political spending
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/05/29/12733/chevron-shareholders-reject-ban-political-spending
 
The Secret Donors Behind the Center for American Progress and Other Think Tanks
http://www.thenation.com/article/174437/secret-donors-behind-center-american-progress-and-other-think-tanks
 
The Rich and Famous at the Farm Bill Trough
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/29/the-rich-and-famous-at-the-farm-bill-trough/
 
Smart Money: The Venture Capitalists Who Stake Intelligence Technology
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130524/C4ISR02/305240013/Smart-Money-Venture-Capitalists-Who-Stake-Intelligence-Technology
 
Pentagon: Cost of Modernized GPS Ground Control System Soars by $3.4 Billion
http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2013/05/cost-modernized-gps-ground-control-system-soars-34-billion/63818/
 
Top Watchdogs Absent at Agencies Representing 58% of U.S. Budget
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-28/top-watchdogs-absent-at-agencies-representing-58-of-u-s-budget.html
 

3. Please Conclude Your Broadcast Day
TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows 
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-msnbc-falls-below-559923
 
MSNBC's Alex Wagner Debuts In Racially Charged ‘Lean Forward’ Ad Mocking Border Security Proponents
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbcs-alex-wagner-debuts-in-racially-charged-lean-forward-ad-mocking-border-security-proponents/
 
May 2013 Ratings: Fox News Gains Total Viewers, Loses Younger Viewers
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/may-2013-ratings-fox-news-gains-total-viewers-loses-younger-viewers_b181256
 
I was a liberal mole at Fox News: From Bill O'Reilly to Roger Ailes, here's all the inside dope
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/29/i_was_a_liberal_mole_at_fox_news_from_bill_oreilly_to_roger_ailes_heres_all_the_inside_dope/
 
Get rid of your cable TV package now!
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/29/get_rid_of_your_cable_tv_package_now/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Congress to the NFL: End the 'Redskins'
http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/congress-to-the-nfl-end-the-redskins-20130528
 
Sir Christopher Lee's new album will be '100% heavy metal'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/24/christopher-lee-album-heavy-metal
 
In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/05/28/in-a-digital-age-parents-value-printed-books-for-their-kids/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
'Killer robots' pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/may/29/killer-robots-ban-un-warning
 
Kellogg reaches $4 million settlement over Mini-Wheats claim
http://www.startribune.com/business/209164471.html
 
How Fast-Food Eaters Split Along Ethnic Lines
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-29/how-fast-food-eaters-split-along-ethnic-lines
 
McDonald's CEO says "we don't sell junk food," among other things.
http://gawker.com/mcdonalds-ceo-in-feisty-racial-exploitation-accusation-509710633
 
Addiction to unhealthy foods could help explain the global obesity epidemic
http://www.psypost.org/2013/05/addiction-to-unhealthy-foods-could-help-explain-the-global-obesity-epidemic-18118
 
Pesticides again tied to Parkinson's disease
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/28/us-parkinsons-disease-idUSBRE94R0TL20130528
 
Novel Coronavirus: 5 Things To Know About the SARS-Like Infection
http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/29/novel-coronavirus-5-things-to-know-about-the-sars-like-infection/
 
Holocaust Reparations: Germany to Pay 772 Million Euros to Survivors
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-to-pay-772-million-euros-in-reparations-to-holocaust-survivors-a-902528.html
 
Ponce De Leon Never Searched for the Fountain of Youth
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Ponce-De-Leon-Never-Searched-for-the-Fountain-of-Youth-208345831.html
 
Evolution Driven by Humans' Unnatural Selections
http://news.discovery.com/animals/evolution-unnatural-selection-130528.htm
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