- Inside the Headlines - 20140404 - JP Sottile and James Moore

 

Join KRUU for the astute and judicious insights of JP Sottile, the Newsvandal and cohost James Moore, as they go "Inside the Headlines" for another full court press of the week's stories of note.

Today's three tiers include mind your own business, mister; that good ol' sucking economy; and animals are people, too. Tune in and turn on. As always, for links to all headlines discussed, click "Read more" below.1. Mind Your Own Business.
Is whistleblower advocate for nation’s spies under attack?
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/02/223269/is-whistleblower-advocate-for.html
 
What if Politicians Think Secrecy Trumps the Constitution?
http://reason.com/archives/2014/04/03/if-nsa-secrecy-trumps-the-constitution
 
With friends in government, Motorola beats a path to telecom supremacy
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/03/30/222335/with-friends-in-government-motorola.html
 
Google apparently scrubs military contractor partner listing, after Pando report
http://pando.com/2014/03/29/google-apparently-scrubs-military-contractor-partner-listing-after-pando-report/
 
Yes, Your Xbox Can Spy on You
https://medium.com/war-is-boring/67ff04e3137c
 
NSA sniffing prompts Yahoo encrypt to traffic between its data centers
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247410/NSA_sniffing_prompts_Yahoo_encrypt_to_traffic_between_its_data_centers
 
Physicists are building an NSA-proof internet
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/140401/physicists-are-building-nsa-proof-internet

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
U.S. companies are chipping away at retiree health benefits
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/static/features/BrokenPromises/Penelec.html
 
Corporate Lobbyists Assail Tax Overhaul They Once Cheered
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/business/tax-lobby-works-to-defeat-overhaul-it-once-cheered.html
 
IMF warns on ‘too big to fail’ banks
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/60f1c218-b8b2-11e3-835e-00144feabdc0.html
 
Yellen Says Extraordinary Support Needed for ‘Some Time’
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-31/yellen-says-extraordinary-support-needed-for-some-time-.html
 
Stock markets are rigged: Michael Lewis
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-markets-hft-flashboys-idUSBREA2U03D20140331
 
CEO Jackpot
http://bostonreview.net/state-nation-us/sam-pizzigati-ceo-jackpot

3. Animals Are People, Too.
A Loving Touch Triggers Cockroaches to Make Babies Faster
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/loving-touch-triggers-cockroaches-make-babies-faster-180950362/
 
Crows Understand Water Displacement Better Than Your Kid
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crows-understand-water-displacement-better-your-kid-180950318/
 
Cannibal Spiders May Have Poor Impulse Control
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cannibal-spiders-may-have-poor-impulse-control/
 
Bat Soup Blamed as Deadly Ebola Virus Spreads
http://www.livescience.com/44402-bat-soup-ebola-virus-outbreak.html
 
The butterfly effect: Do monarchs’ woes signal broader problems?
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/03/31/222959/the-butterfly-effect-do-monarchs.html
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
US report: No proof torture helped find bin Laden
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/us-report-no-proof-torture-helped-find-bin-laden-1.275432
 
Showa Shell to build 10 megasolar plants by 2015
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Showa-Shell-to-build-10-megasolar-plants-by-2015
 
Rakuten bans whale meat
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/03/business/rakuten-bans-whale-meat/
 
ODDS & ENDS
1,886 Killed in Iraq in March as Violence Continues to Rise
http://news.antiwar.com/2014/04/01/1886-killed-in-iraq-in-march-as-violence-continues-to-rise/
 
Inside the Military’s New Office for Cyborgs
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/inside-militarys-new-office-cyborgs/81670/
 
How to Think About the Risk of Autism
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/opinion/sunday/how-to-think-about-the-risk-of-autism.html
 
Children in detention: Is Australia breaching international law?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-31/children-in-detention-is-australia-breaching-international-law/5344022
 
Myanmar govt spokesman says new restrictions on foreign journalists not tied to reporting on Rohingya
http://www.trust.org/item/20140310093009-3qvw0/
 
Last Shot for Christian Service Suing C-SPAN
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/01/66658.htm
 
Anti-Semitic incidents continue to decline in US
http://www.religionnews.com/2014/04/02/anti-semitic-incidents-continue-decline-us/
 
Investigating Canada's aboriginal abuse
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/3/31/generations-of-abuseagainstaboriginalchildrenrecountedincanada.html
 
Bill Clinton 'wouldn't be surprised' by alien life
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/202534-bill-clinton-we-may-not-be-alone
 
The Man Who Made Archie Bunker
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2014/04/07/140407crat_atlarge_nussbaum
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