- Planet Erstwild - 20130809 - Inside the Headlines

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, for a review of the week's most compelling stories. Our three tiers are downward dog whistles, protits of doom, and water the world over. Mo' below...

 

1. Dogged Whistlers
Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/05/children-ban-talking-about-fracking
 
U.S. professor connects global nuclear victims, raises awareness
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/people/AJ201308060080
 
Charles Varnadore, Whistle-Blower at Lab, Dies at 71
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/charles-d-varnadore-whistle-blower-at-nuclear-lab-dies-at-71.html
 
Free Man: Court Releases Whistleblower from Psychiatric Ward
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/court-releases-whistleblower-gustl-mollath-from-psychiatric-ward-a-915240.html
 
Whistleblower, Leaker, Traitor, Spy
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/aug/05/whistleblower-leaker-traitor-spy/
 

2. Profits Of Doom
Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/money-nsa-vote/
 
The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/07/inside_yemens_shadow_war_arsenal
 
Pentagon Proposes $2.7B In Iraq Arms Sales
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130806/DEFREG02/308060014/Pentagon-Proposes-2-7B-Iraq-Arms-Sales
 
Philippines To Start Talks With US on Greater Military Presence
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130808/DEFREG03/308080008/Philippines-Start-Talks-US-Greater-Military-Presence
 
New F-35 Cost Target Slips Toward Goal
http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_08_05_2013_p30-602514.xml
 
General Dynamics elects retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to board of directors
http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/General+Dynamics+Elects+James+N.+Mattis+to+Board+of+Directors/8578013.html
 

3. Water Is Life (Until It Isn't)
Silent Killers: The Danger of Plastic Bags to Marine Life
http://ecowatch.com/2013/the-danger-of-plastic-bags-to-marine-life/
 
Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-dolphin-deaths-20130805,0,388700.story
 
Deaths of Manatees, Dolphins and Pelicans Point to Estuary at Risk
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/us/deaths-of-manatees-dolphins-and-pelicans-point-to-estuary-at-risk.html
 
Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/06/starved-polar-bear-record-sea-ice-melt
 
Marine life on the move
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/marine-life-on-the-move-20130804-2r7pz.html
 
BPA linked to errors in human egg development
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/08/2013-0802bpa_and_meiosis/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Anti-Frackers Win - Chesapeake Gives Up New York Gas Leases
http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2013/08/06/anti-frackers-win-chesapeake-gives-up-new-york-gas-leases/
 
Togo arrests major ivory trafficker responsible for over 10,000 elephant deaths
http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2013/togo-arrests-major-ivory-trafficker-responsible-for-over-10000-elephant-deaths/
 
Digest this: Cure for cancer may live in our intestines
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/264265.php
 

ODDS & ENDS:
AIPAC, Iran, and America's Spineless Congress
http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/08/05/congress_to_iran_drop_dead
 
JFK’s War against the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated, Part 1
http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/jfks-war-against-the-national-security-establishment/
 
Armed Federal Agents Swarm No-Kill Shelter, Execute Harmless Baby Deer
http://gawker.com/armed-federal-agents-swarm-no-kill-shelter-execute-har-1000049502
 
Industry wrote provision that undercuts credit-rating overhaul
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/07/198739/industry-wrote-provision-that.html
 
Global Payroll to Population Rate Drops to 26% in 2012
http://www.gallup.com/poll/163841/global-payroll-population-rate-drops-2012.aspx
 
10 cities where the poor can’t get rich
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-cities-where-the-poor-cant-get-rich-2013-08-05
 
Your Phone Is a Pocket Rat
http://reason.com/archives/2013/08/07/your-phone-is-a-pocket-rat
 
Best Way to Kill Lab Animals Sought
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=best-way-to-kill-lab-animals-sought
 
Plastic Surgery May Not Actually Make You Prettier
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/08/plastic-surgery-may-not-actually-make-you-prettier/278404/
 
Archaeology: The milk revolution
http://www.nature.com/news/archaeology-the-milk-revolution-1.13471
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