- Planet Erstwild - 20130524 - "Inside the Headlines"

Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore take you "Inside the Headlines" every Friday at 4pm CT for a weekly round up of top stories. This week's three tiers include state of war, the incredible cuking economy and unintended consequences are still consequences. Click "Read more" below for complete listing of this week's headlines stories with links.

1. State of War
Pentagon requests $79.4 billion for combat operations
http://www.stripes.com/pentagon-requests-79-4-billion-for-combat-operations-1.221684
 
US to continue supporting French air force ops in Mali
http://www.stripes.com/news/europe/us-to-continue-supporting-french-air-force-ops-in-mali-1.222052
 
CIA to Continue Waging Drone War in Pakistan
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/05/21/cia-to-continue-waging-drone-war-in-pakistan/
 
New Rule Allows U.S. Military to Act without President’s Authorization
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/new-rule-allows-us-military-to-act-without-presidents-authorization-130520?news=850072
 
Army Tries a Reality Style for Recruitment
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/business/media/army-tries-a-reality-style-for-recruitment.html
 
Analysis: Shadows of dishonor cast on the US military
http://www.stripes.com/news/analysis-shadows-of-dishonor-cast-on-the-us-military-1.221633
 
Guantanamo: The Tour
https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2013/05/guantanamo-tour
 
 
2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Global Downturn Takes Heavy Toll; Inequality Seen as Rising
http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/05/23/economies-of-emerging-markets-better-rated-during-difficult-times/
 
A State-by-State Snapshot of Poverty Among Seniors: Findings From Analysis of the Supplemental Poverty Measure
http://kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-state-by-state-snapshot-of-poverty-among-seniors/
 
Poverty Flees to the Suburbs
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/05/brookings-report-suburban-poverty-charts
 
Food Bank distributed record number of weekend backpacks to hungry kids
http://www.kansas.com/2013/05/14/2801846/food-bank-distributed-record-number.html
 
How banks profited from the deals that bankrupted Stockton
http://cironline.org/reports/who-took-down-stockton-4494
 
GE Capital Plans $6.5 Billion in Dividends to Parent
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-20/ge-capital-to-pay-6-5-billion-in-dividends-to-parent-correct-.html
 
Boom in Luxury Towers Is Warping New York Real Estate Market
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/nyregion/boom-in-luxury-towers-is-warping-new-york-real-estate-market.html
 
Median CEO pay rises to $9.7 million in 2012
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CEO_PAY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-22-10-24-20
 
 
3. Unintended Consequences Are Still Consequences
Pesticide ‘drift’ cause of sudden tree devastation
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/05/19/pesticide-drift-cause-of-sudden-devastation.html
 
Marine Harvest agrees to limit pesticides and seal killings
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/21/marine-harvest-pesticides-seal-killings
 
Your Greek yogurt addiction may poison the environment. Oh well.
http://gawker.com/greek-yogurt-may-destroy-the-environment-still-worth-i-509295269
 
'Upset' emissions: Accidental emissions from oil refineries and other plants are more common than industry admits
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/05/21/12654/upset-emissions-flares-air-worry-ground
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
The price of pacifism: Refusing to go to war is finally being recognised as a brave act
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/the-price-of-pacifism-refusing-to-go-to-war-is-finally-being-recognised-as-a-brave-act-8617986.html
 
Solar power brings piped water to rural Western Kenya's doorstep
http://www.trust.org/item/20130523131915-8p9g4/
 
Greener neighborhood, bigger babies.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2012/09/2013-0228-greener-neighborhood-bigger-babies/
 
Ag Gag Laws Sputtering
http://reason.com/archives/2013/05/18/ag-gag-laws-sputtering
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Pope: Christians can work with atheists, cannot kill in God’s name
http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/pope-christians-can-work-atheists-cannot-kill-god-s-name
 
How a Radical Group of American Nuns Shook Up the Vatican to Better the World
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/love-and-the-apocalypse/film-review-band-of-sisters
 
How Hitler's U-Boats Are Still Attacking Us
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/shipwrecks-world-war-ii-oil-leak-uboat
 
Why the Endangered Species Act Is Broken, and How to Fix It
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ideas-innovations/Why-the-Endangered-Species-Act-Is-Broken-and-How-to-Fix-It-207706581.html
 
Tracing the roots of human morality in animals
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829172.300-tracing-the-roots-of-human-morality-in-animals.html
 
Chinese Bear Bile Farm Draws Charges of Cruelty
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/asia/chinese-bear-bile-farming-draws-charges-of-cruelty.html
 
Anthrax drug brings $334 million to Pentagon advisor's biotech firm
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-anthrax-resistant-20130519-dto,0,3192936.htmlstory
 
Oil Manipulation Inquiry Shows EU’s Hammer After Libor
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-23/oil-manipulation-inquiry-shows-eu-s-hammer-after-libor.html
 
Hospitals as Loan Sharks
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/17/hospitals-as-loan-sharks/
 
You Are Less Beautiful Than You Think
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=you-are-less-beautiful-than-you-think
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