- Planet Erstwild - 20130802 - Inside the Headlines

At 3:45pm we go "Inside the Headlnes" with astute political analyst JP Sottile the Newsvandal [whose birthday it is today!!]. Today's three tiers include big brother & the hovering company, the economy sucks, & social studies. For complete listing, click 'Read more' tab below.

 

1. Big Brother And The Hovering Company
Pentagon Refuses to Release Names of Enemies it’s Fighting
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/pentagon-refuses-to-release-names-of-enemies-its-fighting-130729?news=850707
 
Life as a US drone operator: 'It's like playing a video game for four years'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/28/life-us-drone-operator-artist
 
More proof of drone danger
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/More_proof_of_drone_danger_999.html
 
The camera in your TV is watching you
http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/security/2013/08/01/t-tv-is-watching-you.cnnmoney/index.html
 
Government requests for Twitter users' data on the rise
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/01/us-twitter-data-idUSBRE97002M20130801
 
Documents show NSA violated court orders on collection of phone records
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/31/198229/documents-show-nsa-violated-court.html
 
My Life in Circles: Why Metadata is Incredibly Intimate
http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/my-life-circles-why-metadata-incredibly-intimate

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
US home prices rise 12.2 percent, best in 6 years
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HOME_PRICES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-07-30-09-30-17
 
American Dream Erased as Homeownership at 18-Year Low
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-30/american-dream-erased-as-homeownership-at-18-year-low.html
 
Cities consider confiscating home loans, writing them down to help homeowners escape debt burdens
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-01/eminent-domain-battle-pits-homeowner-against-hospital.html
 
EXCLUSIVE: 4 IN 5 IN US FACE NEAR-POVERTY, NO WORK
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/exclusive-4-5-us-face-near-poverty-no-work-0
 
U.S. Payroll to Population Rate Shows No Improvement
http://www.gallup.com/poll/163784/payroll-population-rate-shows-no-improvement.aspx
 
Obama Says Income Gap Is Fraying U.S. Social Fabric
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/us/politics/obama-says-income-gap-is-fraying-us-social-fabric.html
 
Why capitalism is morally bankrupt
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-reasons-capitalism-is-morally-bankrupt-dying-2013-07-31

3. Social Studies
Evolution of Monogamy in Humans the Result of Infanticide Risk, New Study Suggests
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130729161558.htm
 
Spiders May Have Personalities, and Some Are Bolder Than Others
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/07/social-spiders/
 
Social Amoebae Travel With a Posse: Tiny Single-Celled Organisms Have Amazingly Complicated Social Lives
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130729161759.htm
 
Natural affinities may have set stage for life to ignite
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Natural_affinities_may_have_set_stage_for_life_to_ignite_999.html

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Terminally Ill 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Vows to Give Away Fortune
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/terminally-ill-simpsons-creator-vows-590262
 
Is love affair with the car dimming among the young?
http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-28/news/40850293_1_11-year-high-last-year-love-affair-vehicle-use
 
Two Fish, One Fish, Don’t Fish, Ton Fish
http://harpers.org/blog/2013/07/two-fish-one-fish-dont-fish-ton-fish/
 
ODDS & ENDS:
Cable News Spent About Five Minutes On Average Covering The Manning Verdict
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/cables-news-spent-less-than-four-minutes-on-average-covering
 
Why Do American Children Spend So Much Time in Diapers? Follow the Money
http://www.allgov.com/news/unusual-news/why-do-american-children-spend-so-much-time-in-diapers-follow-the-money-130730?news=850709
 
Aboriginal children used in medical tests, commissioner says
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/07/31/medical-testing-on-aboriginals-murray-sinclair-trc.html
 
US soldiers used in human experiments lose legal case
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929284.400-us-soldiers-used-in-human-experiments-lose-legal-case.html
 
China's solar energy overhaul to knock out laggards
http://www.smh.com.au/business/carbon-economy/chinas-solar-energy-overhaul-to-knock-out-laggards-20130801-2r0b0.html
 
Many Stranded Bottlenose Dolphins May Be Deaf
http://news.discovery.com/animals/whales-dolphins/bottlenose-dolphins-deaf-130801.htm
 
Zoo tigers 'won't save species from extinction'
http://www.dw.de/zoo-tigers-wont-save-species-from-extinction/a-16976508
 
Congo's rare mountain gorillas could become victims of oil exploration
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/01/congo-mountain-gorillas-virunga-wwf
 
Mo. judge fires 34-year court employee for providing document that helped free innocent man
http://www.ky3.com/news/sns-ap-mo--judges-assistant-firing-20130728,0,3766719.story
 
Man with 132 lb. scrotum gets TLC show
http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/31/man-scrotum-show/
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