- Inside the Headlines - 20131213- James Moore and JP Sottile

This week JP, the Newsvandal, & I go "Inside the Headlines" to bring you three tiers.

Support the troops--or is that the "oops"?--; the economy doesn't suck, it just sucks the wazoo for you, good buddy [trickle, trickle, little star...]; and last, but certaianly least, running on empty. [Cue: Jackson Browne's "Lawyers in Love."]

For a list of links to all the headlines discussed, click "Read more" below.

1. Support The Troops
CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects 
http://www.chron.com/news/science/article/CDC-Water-at-Marine-base-linked-to-birth-defects-5041129.php
 
Study links traumatic brain injury and PTSD
http://www.stripes.com/news/study-links-traumatic-brain-injury-and-ptsd-1.257017
 
Military retracts claim of rampant PTSD among Guantanamo guards
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/08/3806429/military-retracts-guantanamo-ptsd.html
 
Female veterans do battle for benefits at home
http://mcclatchydc.com/2013/12/08/211006/female-veterans-do-battle-for.html
 
Family sues US after dead Marine's body sent home without heart
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/family-sues-us-after-dead-marine-s-body-sent-home-without-heart-1.256951

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You
U.S. Household Worth Rose by $1.92 Trillion in Third Quarter
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-09/household-worth-in-u-s-rose-by-1-92-trillion-in-third-quarter.html
 
Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of ‘Economic Chaos’
http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/12/report_half_of_us_families_live_on_the_edge_of_economic_chaos.html
 
39% of New York Bank Tellers Need Public Assistance
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/39-percent-of-new-york-bank-tellers-need-public-assistance-131209?news=851862
 
Harvard Study Finds: The Rent Is too Damn High
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-12-09/harvard-study-finds-the-rent-is-too-damn-high
 
San Francisco Pays $5.5 Million for Billionaires to Race
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-11/san-francisco-pays-5-5-million-for-billionaires-to-race.html
 
NASA fuel saves Google execs millions
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/12/nasa-fuel-saves-google-execs-millions-private-jet-flights
 
Volcker Winners: Securities Lawyers, Private Equity Firms
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/12/10/volcker-rule-winners-securities-lawyers-private-equity-firms/

3. Running On Empty
U.S. Power Grid Unprepared for Renewable Energy
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/us-power-grid-unprepared-for-renewable-energy-131206?news=851844
 
The Fracking Files: Stratfor Provided Energy Industry with Intel on ProPublica, Environmental Groups
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/stratfor_provided_energy_industry_with_intel_on_environmental_groups/
 
An Oil Company in Peru & The Misleading Art of Commercial Deception
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/06/oil-company-peru-misleading-art-commercial-deception-152580
 
Chinese government: smog has at least five benefits
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-government-tries-to-spin-smog-as-a-healthy-benefit--and-aid-to-national-defense-174649885.html

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
World’s Largest Palm Oil Company Commits To Zero Deforestation
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/09/3037151/palm-oil-deforestation-climate-policy/
 
Air Force Academy leader seeks to end spy program
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/air-force-academy-leader-seeks-to-end-spy-program-1.257052
 
Judge's acquittal of drone protesters 'a small miracle'
http://ncronline.org/news/peace-justice/judges-acquittal-drone-protesters-small-miracle
 
ODDS & ENDS

Where Are the People? (Evangelical Christianity in America)
http://theamericanscholar.org/where-are-the-people/#.UqXkwifl7dI
 
Calls to boycott Israel grow on US campuses
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/12/calls-boycott-israel-grow-us-campuses-201312817225482671.html
 
9/11 Link To Saudi Arabia Is Topic Of 28 Redacted Pages In Government Report; Congressmen Push For Release
http://www.ibtimes.com/911-link-saudi-arabia-topic-28-redacted-pages-government-report-congressmen-push-release-1501202
 
New Evidence of Contra-Cocaine Scandal
http://consortiumnews.com/2013/12/09/new-evidence-of-contra-cocaine-scandal/
 
US Drone Strike Kills Four in Southern Yemen
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/12/09/us-drone-strike-kills-four-in-southern-yemen/
 
Kabul and Tehran agree on friendship deal
http://www.dw.de/kabul-and-tehran-agree-on-friendship-deal/a-17282964
 
Japan's whaling fleet en route to Southern Ocean for 'scientific' hunts
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/09/japan-whaling-fleet-southern-ocean-sea-shepherd
 
Cuttlefish Remember What, Where, and When They Ate
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/09/cuttlefish-remember-what-where-and-when-they-ate/
 
Humans and chimps share cultural roots, study says
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-the-original-culture-vulture-chimps-and-humans-share-behavior-roots-20131209,0,5582446.story
 
Video: Why Koalas Sound Like Barry White
http://news.discovery.com/animals/videos/why-koalas-sound-like-barry-white-video.htm
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