- Inside the Headlines - 20131101 - w Newsvandal JP Sottile

"Inside the Headlines" with James Moore and Newsvandal JP Sottile, who wrote an editorial this week for The Progressive called "Obama Channels Reagan on the Growing NSA Scandal." Our three tiers this week include the signs of the times, peddle power, and paranoia, the destroyer. Click "Read more" below for full list of articles referenced with links.

 

1. Signs of the Times
New NASA Map Shows Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Air Pollution
http://disinfo.com/2013/10/new-nasa-map-shows-likely-die-air-pollution/
 
Toxic Land: How pollution and poverty create third world conditions in San Joaquin Valley
http://www.fresnobee.com/toxic-land/
 
Starfish Turning Into 'Goo Piles': Researchers not sure what's causing 'sea star wasting syndrome'
http://www.newser.com/story/176645/starfish-turning-into-goo-piles.html
 
Researcher: High death rate, 'puzzling' behavior in B.C. orcas
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Researcher-High-death-rate-puzzling-behavior-in-BC-orcas--229135551.html
 
Lions May Be Losing Their Reign in Uganda
http://news.discovery.com/animals/lions-may-be-losing-their-reign-in-uganda-131025.htm
 
Bees Underwent Massive Extinctions When Dinosaurs Did
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131024121158.htm
 
When Will We Hit Peak Garbage?
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/10/when-will-we-hit-peak-garbage/

2. Peddle Power
K Street’s top firm in merger talks
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/330887-report-k-streets-top-firm-in-merger-talks
 
House, Set to Vote on 2 Bills, Is Seen as an Ally of Wall St.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/house-set-to-vote-on-2-bills-is-seen-as-an-ally-of-wall-st/
 
Arms Companies Gripe About Sequester as Profits Soar
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/10/27/arms-companies-gripe-about-sequester-as-profits-soar/
 
Watchdog Group Unveils Pentagon's 'Revolving Door' Database
http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2013/10/watchdog-group-unveils-pentagons-revolving-door-database/72677/
 
Leaked Documents Reveal the Secret Finances of a Pro-Industry Science Group
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/american-council-science-health-leaked-documents-fundraising
 
Fighting Fires is Big Business for Private Companies
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/fighting_fires_is_big_business_for_private_companies/

3. Paranoia, The Destroyer
U.S.A. Warns 'Homeland Stupidity' Parodist
http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/10/30/62481.htm
 
U.S. spying on Europeans a symptom of a paranoid government, Germans say
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/10/28/206711/us-spying-on-europeans-a-symptom.html
 
US, NATO move ahead with Romanian anti-missile base
http://www.stripes.com/us-nato-move-ahead-with-romanian-anti-missile-base-1.249597
 
US wants Asia partners to strengthen their militaries
http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-wants-asia-partners-to-strengthen-their-militaries-1.249899
 
Watchdog: $100 billion investment in Afghanistan at risk
http://www.stripes.com/news/watchdog-100-billion-investment-in-afghanistan-at-risk-1.250048
 
US Drone Attacks North Waziristan Bazaar, Killing Three
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/10/30/us-drone-attacks-north-waziristan-bazaar-killing-three/

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Grid capacity worries spark UK solar farm boom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24659790
 
Brazil to produce measles/rubella vaccine for poor countries
http://www.trust.org/item/20131028120151-9n3qm/
 
CNN’s ‘Blackfish’ Tops Cable News in the Demo
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnns-blackfish-tops-cable-news-in-the-demo_b201296

ODDS & ENDS:
Elderly, At Risk, and Haphazardly Protected
http://www.propublica.org/article/elderly-at-risk-and-haphazardly-protected
 
Doctors Use Euphemism for $2.4 Billion in Needless Stents
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-30/doctors-use-euphemism-for-2-4-billion-in-needless-stents.html
 
Growing number of military families embrace home schooling
http://www.10news.com/news/military/growing-number-of-military-families-embrace-home-schooling-10262013
 
New Milestone Emerges: Baby’s First iPhone App
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/us/new-milestone-emerges-babys-first-iphone-app.html
 
Can't Get Away From It All? The Problem Isn't Technology — It's You
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/10/honan/
 
Is American Yoga Racist?
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/28/is-american-yoga-racist/
 
Is Occultism the Newest Hollywood Trend?
http://www.playboy.com/playground/view/is-occultism-the-newest-hollywood-trend
 
Area 51 hosted tests for 'secretly acquired' Soviet fighter jets
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/29/declassified-area-51-soviet-aircraft-cold-war
 
Authenticity Is the Key to Successfully Leading Change
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131030111345.htm
 
Making Robots More Like Us
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/science/making-robots-more-like-us.html
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