- Planet Erstwild - 20131019

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" for our regular weekly segment with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week's three tiers include: open for business, economy of the suckfest--part zillion, and up with people. As always, links to all articles listed below.

 

1. Open For Business
Shutdown Over, Government Slowly Gets Back to Normal
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/us/politics/government-reopens.html
 
US Setting Up Bases in Italy for Africa Raids
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/10/16/us-setting-up-bases-in-italy-for-africa-raids/
 
In Big Win for Defense Industry, Obama Rolls Back Limits on Arms Exports
http://www.propublica.org/article/in-big-win-for-defense-industry-obama-rolls-back-limits-on-arms-export
 
U.S. Seeks $10.8 Billion Weapons Sale to U.A.E., Saudis
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/u-s-seeks-10-8-billion-weapons-sale-to-u-a-e-saudis.html
 
US Audit Finds Waste In Spare Parts For Afghan Army
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20131016/DEFREG02/310160011/US-Audit-Finds-Waste-Spare-Parts-Afghan-Army
 
Make corruption a crime against humanity – US lawyer
http://www.trust.org/item/20131014103221-d6xec/

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Fast Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast-Food Industry 
http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/publiccosts/fastfoodpovertywages.shtml
 
Bodies Double as Cash Machines With U.S. Income Lagging: Economy
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/bodies-double-as-cash-machines-with-u-s-income-lagging-economy.html
 
Donor egg pregnancies on the rise, US study finds
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/donor-egg-pregnancies-rise-us-study-finds
 
The Big Bucks in Keeping Kids Focused
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-10/shires-adhd-drugs-face-resistance-in-a-skeptical-europe
 
Older Patients Mired in Costly Credit From Doctors
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/business/economy/patients-mired-in-costly-credit-from-doctors.html
 
Pain of poverty sticks, despite support of neighbors or spouses
http://www.psypost.org/2013/10/pain-of-poverty-sticks-despite-support-of-neighbors-or-spouses-20762
 
3. Up With People!
Kauai County Crosses the Rubicon, Council Passes Pesticide and GMO Bill
http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/10/16/20164-kauai-county-crosses-the-rubicon-council-passes-pesticide-and-gmo-bill/
 
California Becomes First State to Ban Lead Hunting Ammunition
http://ecowatch.com/2013/california-ban-lead-hunting-ammunition/
 
Pangolin Rangers: How community-led conservation efforts are helping protect the endangered scaly anteater
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2013/10/pangolin-rangers-20131012104228504454.html
 
Raids to Free Minks Up Ante on Animal Rights
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/us/raids-to-free-minks-up-ante-on-animal-rights.html
 
Corporations Have Personhood. Why Not Dogs?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/12/dogs-personhood_n_4079215.html

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!

No More Formaldehyde in Shampoo as J&J Girds for Rules
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-17/no-more-formaldehyde-in-shampoo-as-j-j-girds-for-rules.html
 
Where Wal-Mart Isn't: Four Countries the Retailer Can't Conquer
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-10/where-walmart-isnt-four-countries-the-retailer-cant-conquer
 
Expanding the Grid: A Vision for Fueling Europe on Renewables
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/commissioner-oettinger-presents-200-renewable-energy-projects-to-eu-a-927718.html

ODDS & ENDS:

13 Things That Define the New American Center
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/new-american-center-1113
 
New Study estimates nearly 500,000 Iraqis died in war
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-iraq-war-deaths-20131016,0,6128082.story
 
US, Gulf States Fight For Control Of Oil Markets
http://www.ibtimes.com/gulf-states-producing-more-oil-ever-us-oil-boom-may-not-compromise-gulf-states-importance-or-hold
 
The North Dakota Oil Spill You Didn’t Hear About
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/17/the-north-dakota-oil-spill-you-didnt-hear-about/
 
The NSA Hides Its Domestic Collection by Refusing to Count It
http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/10/13/the-nsa-refuses-to-reveal-all-the-domestic-content-it-refuses-to-count/
 
China swaps pandas for uranium in trade deals
http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/14/news/economy/china-panda-trade/index.html
 
Killing for Christ on a Safari for Jesus
http://lafiga.firedoglake.com/2013/10/13/killing-for-christ-on-a-safari-for-jesus/
 
Increased risk of depression linked to mountaintop coal mining
http://www.psypost.org/2013/10/increased-risk-of-depression-linked-to-mountaintop-coal-mining-20699
 
Bob Costas Makes News During ‘Sunday Night Football,’ Calls ‘Redskins’ Name ‘An Insult’
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/bob-costas-makes-news-during-sunday-night-football-calls-redskins-name-an-insult_b199984
 
David Bowie voted the best-dressed person in British history
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/16/david-bowie-best-dressed-briton-bbc-history-magazine
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