- Inside the Headlines - 20131220- James Moore and JP Sottile

Newsvandal JP Sottile and PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore take you "Inside the Headlines" for a look at this week's top stories of interest.

Our three tiers today include with friends like these; pique-a-boo oil; and it's the end of the world as we know it and my tongue feels fine in my cheek. For a list of links to all the headlines discussed click "Read more" below.

1. Friends Like These
Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup
http://nypost.com/2013/12/15/inside-the-saudi-911-coverup/
 
US-Backed Bahrain Dictatorship Targets, Tortures Children: Amnesty Int’l Report
http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/12/16/us-backed-dictatorship-targets-tortures-children-amnesty-intl-report/
 
Bahrain expansion latest signal of continued US presence
http://www.stripes.com/news/bahrain-expansion-latest-signal-of-continued-us-presence-1.257371
 
Corrupt money hides in Dubai, officials turn blind eye
http://www.trust.org/item/20131213143038-zrhlb/
 
Obama Issues Directive to Sell Weapons to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20131218/DEFREG04/312180019/Obama-Issues-Directive-Sell-Weapons-GCC
 
Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud | Saudi Arabia Will Go It Alone
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/saudi-arabia-will-go-it-alone.html

2. Piqued Oil?
New forecast finds U.S. flush with energy
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/12/16/211835/new-forecast-finds-us-flush-with.html
 
North America to Drown in Oil as Mexico Ends Monopoly
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-16/north-america-to-drown-in-oil-as-mexico-ends-monopoly.html
 
More Than Three Years Later, Oil From the Deepwater Horizon Persists in the Gulf
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/12/more-than-three-years-later-oil-from-the-deepwater-horizon-persists-in-the-gulf/
 
Fracking may increase health risks, scientists warn
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/17/fracking-increase-health-risks-hormone
 
Oil shipments to begin in Keystone XL's southern leg
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/193409-oil-shipments-to-begin-in-keystone-xls-southern-leg
 
Are Taxpayers Getting Their Fair Share of Petroleum Royalties?
http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/are-taxpayers-getting-their-fair-share-of-petroleum-royalties-20131217

3. ...And I Feel Fine!
Evidence of Mass Extinction Associated With Climate Change 375 Million Years Ago Discovered in Central Asia
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131213092841.htm
 
Half of dolphins in wake of BP spill were ill or dying, study finds
http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/12/half_of_bottlenose_dolphins_of.html
 
Thai shrimp death: scientists still baffled by Southeast Asian disease
http://www.dw.de/thai-shrimp-death-scientists-still-baffled-by-southeast-asian-disease/a-17301496
 
Orangutans fight for survival as thirst for palm oil devastates rainforests
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/15/orangutans-fight-for-survival
 
20,000 Species Are Near Extinction: Is it Time to Rethink How We Decide Which to Save?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/131216-conservation-environment-animals-science-endangered-species/
 
From national security to natural security
http://thebulletin.org/national-security-natural-security
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Mongolia's nomads warm to solar power
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/12/mongolia-nomads-warm-solar-power-201312813468350849.html
 
Reeling In the Trawlers: EU Takes On Overfishing
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/eu-mandates-more-sustainable-fishing-practices-while-stocks-rise-a-938724.html
 
Tinnitus Discovery Opens Door to Possible New Treatment Avenues
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216154334.htm
 

ODDS & ENDS
57% in US Say It Was Wrong to Invade Afghanistan
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/12/18/ap-poll-57-percent-of-us-says-going-to-war-in-afghanistan-was-wrong-thing-to-do/
 
Atheist PAC makes first list of political endorsements
http://www.religionnews.com/2013/12/18/atheist-pac-makes-first-list-political-endorsements/
 
Canadians Skeptical of ‘Official’ 9/11 Theories
http://disinfo.com/2013/12/canadians-skeptical-official-911-theories/
 
Yemen Parliament Demands an End to U.S. Drone Strikes
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/yemen-parliament-demands-an-end-to-us-drone-strikes-131218?news=851947
 
Soviet Union Spent $1B On ‘Psychotronic’ Arms Race With US
http://www.ibtimes.com/soviet-union-spent-1-billion-mind-control-experiments-during-cold-war-part-arms-race-us-report
 
Navy expands sonar testing despite troubling signs
http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/navy-expands-sonar-testing-despite-troubling-signs-1.257821
 
Evidence mounting small dogs suffer small-man syndrome
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/evidence-mounting-small-dogs-suffer-smallman-syndrome-20131217-2zjc4.html
 
William Powell | I wrote the Anarchist Cookbook in 1969. Now I see its premise as flawed
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/19/anarchist-cookbook-author-william-powell-out-of-print
 
Fox News Remains Ratings Champ As 2013 Comes to Close
http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/fox-news-remains-ratings-dynamo-as-2013-comes-to-close-1200964903/
 
Happiness is overrated: It's better to be right, study finds
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-better-to-be-right-than-happy-20131217,0,5791072.story
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