- Planet Erstwild - 20130719 - Inside the Headlines

At 4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, a leading connoiseur of headlines au gratin or a la mode. Our 3 tiers this week are: America's numbing number oneness; the justice system doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and food for thought. All headlines listed below with links.

1. We're Number One! We're Number One!
America’s Global Image Remains More Positive than China’s
http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/07/18/americas-global-image-remains-more-positive-than-chinas/
 
U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/07/12/us_backs_off_propaganda_ban_spreads_government_made_news_to_americans
 
US to resume Guantanamo genital searches
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/07/201371864326956931.html
 
Appeals Court Affirms NDAA Indefinite Detentions
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/07/17/appeals-court-affirms-ndaa-indefinite-detentions/
 
Millions of US license plates tracked and stored, new ACLU report finds
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/jul/17/million-american-license-plate-privacy-tracking
 
How Scary Drug Raids Became A Cash Cow For America's Police
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-scary-drug-raids-became-a-cash-cow-for-americas-police-2013-7
 
Why US Marines in Australia? Just don't mention China
http://www.stripes.com/news/plenty-of-reasons-for-marines-to-train-in-australia-just-don-t-mention-china-1.230050
 

2. The Justice System Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Exxon Still Owes Government Nearly $100 Million for Valdez Clean-up Almost 25 Years Later
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18088-exxon-still-owes-government-nearly-100-million-for-valdez-clean-up-almost-25-years-later
 
Chevron granted access to environmental activists' email accounts
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/southern-crossroads/2013/jul/15/chevron-environmental-activists-email-accounts
 
FERC Orders $453 Million in Penalties for Western Power Market Manipulation
http://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2013/2013-3/07-16-13.asp
 
JPMorgan in Talks to Settle Energy Manipulation Case for $500 Million
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/jpmorgan-in-talks-to-settle-energy-manipulation-case-for-500-million/
 
Ex-Goldman Director Gupta to Pay $13.9 Million in Insider-Trading Penalty
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-17/gupta-ordered-to-pay-13-9-million-in-sec-insider-trading-case.html
 
Despite protests, you still can't sue your broker
http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/01/investing/arbitration.moneymag/index.html
 
If Supreme Court Says Corporations have same Rights as Humans, Can they be Charged with Murder?
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/if-supreme-court-says-corporations-have-same-rights-as-humans-can-they-be-charged-with-murder-130718?news=850597
 

3. Food For Thought
World's first test tube burger is ready to eat
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10176998/Worlds-first-test-tube-burger-is-ready-to-eat.html
 
Sweet snacks 'link to bowel cancer'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-23308455
 
The Truth About Bagged Lettuce
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/07/is-bagged-lettuce-good-for-you-green
 
Federal Judge Tells FDA to Decide if Genetically Modified Foods are “Natural”
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/federal-judge-tells-fda-to-decide-if-genetically-modified-foods-are-natural-130717?news=850583
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Monsanto drops request to grow GM crops in EU
http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-monsanto-drops-request-grow-gm-crops-european-union
 
Cancer, chemo led to veterans' lower risk of Alzheimer's
http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130716/BENEFITS06/307160008/Cancer-chemo-led-veterans-lower-risk-Alzheimer-s
 
Dam! Beavers have been busy sequestering carbon
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23883-dam-beavers-have-been-busy-sequestering-carbon.html
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Israel’s District 9: Its Biggest Ethnic Cleansing since 1948
http://www.juancole.com/2013/07/israels-district-cleansing.html
 
Town of Deer Trail considering hunting licenses for unmanned aerial vehicles, bounties for drones
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/eastern-plains/town-of-deer-trail-considering-hunting-licenses-for-unmanned-aerial-vehicles-bounties-for-drones
 
Mining Company Deploys More Masked Militiamen Against "Eco-Terrorists"
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/07/walker-backed-mine-hires-militiamen-intimidate-protesters
 
‘Pet flippers’ cash in on stolen dogs, cats
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/15/pet-flipping-might-make-lost-pets-become-cash-cow/2517093/
 
ADHD Drugs Don't Boost Kids' Grades
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323368704578593660384362292.html
 
Animal studies produce many false positives
http://www.nature.com/news/animal-studies-produce-many-false-positives-1.13385
 
Obama toasts Bush: 'We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you'
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/15/19487988-obama-toasts-bush-we-are-surely-a-kinder-and-gentler-nation-because-of-you
 
Gang members found to suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness
http://www.psypost.org/2013/07/gang-members-found-to-suffer-unprecedented-levels-of-psychiatric-illness-18989
 
‘Pagan’ is getting a makeover. Not everyone got the memo.
http://www.religionnews.com/2013/07/11/analysis-pagan-is-getting-a-makeover-not-everyone-got-the-memo/
 
Unlearning to Be Human: What people can learn from the other animals
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/unlearning-to-be-human/
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