- Inside the Headlines - 20140424 - JP Sottile and James Moore

Aw yeah, it's NEWSVANDAL time again with the inimitable JP Sottile, Emmy-award winning journalist, historian, and news aggregator extraordinaire.

This week our three tiers include it ain't over; locked and reloaded; and animals are people, too. Links to all stories listed below.

We're going to talk about JP's new piece for Consortium News titled AMERICA'S SURGE TOWARD OLIGARCHY: "Wall Street has reveled in the post-crash economy, scooping up assetsreaping big profits and paying tax-deductable fines to purchase “get out of jail” cards from the public servants currently minding the bank in America’s grand Monopoly game."

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1. It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
Gulf War illness: Many who served still report mysterious symptoms
http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/gulf-war-illness-thousands-who-served-still-report-mysterious-symptoms-1.279132
 
A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/23/health/veterans-dying-health-care-delays/
 
Military Docs 'Medicating Troops Into Oblivion'
http://www.ibtimes.com/medicating-our-troops-oblivion-prescription-drugs-said-be-endangering-us-soldiers-1572217
 
Departing Troops Are Leaving Behind an Explosive Mess in Afghanistan
https://news.vice.com/articles/departing-troops-are-leaving-behind-an-explosive-mess-in-afghanistan
 
Welsh: Afghanistan Could Create 'Meaningful' Aerospace Industry
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140423/DEFREG02/304230028/Welsh-Afghanistan-Could-Create-Meaningful-Aerospace-Industry
 
In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job
http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/in-afghanistan-childhood-is-often-a-full-time-job-1.279190

2. Locked And Reloaded
Stand Back: NRA's PAC is Loaded on Eve of Convention
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/04/nra-convention.html
 
Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research
http://www.propublica.org/article/republicans-say-no-to-cdc-gun-violence-research/
 
'Guns Everywhere Bill' signed
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/guns-everywhere-bill-to-be-signed-105945.html
 
Gun silencer sales are booming
http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/22/news/companies/gun-silencer-sales/index.html
 
15 Years After Columbine, How "Never Again" Became "Oh Well"
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/columbine-15-years-later

3. Animals Are People, Too
Political ravens? Ravens notice the relationships among others, study shows
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140423101900.htm
 
Dogs (and Cats) Can Love
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/04/does-your-dog-or-cat-actually-love-you/360784/
 
Male monkey cares for dying partner
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26924936
 
Disturbingly Smart Ape Makes Fire, Toasts Marshmallows
http://gawker.com/scarily-smart-ape-makes-fire-toasts-marshmallows-1565430457
 
Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner?
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/magazine/the-rights-of-man-and-beast.html
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Military Judge Orders Release of Information about CIA Torture at Secret Prison
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/military-judge-orders-release-of-information-about-cia-torture-at-secret-prison-140424?news=852995
 
Solar Power Grows 400 Percent in Only Four Years
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/solar-power-grows-400-percent-in-only-four-years/
 
Americans still don't trust the stock market
http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/21/investing/stocks-investor-survey/index.html
 

ODDS & ENDS
How the Bush Family Went From Hated to Hipster
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/how-the-bush-family-went-from-hated-to-hipster-20140422
 
Occultist father of rocketry 'written out' of Nasa's history
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-04/23/jpl-jack-parsons
 
China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10776023/China-on-course-to-become-worlds-most-Christian-nation-within-15-years.html
 
Bans on Sharing Food With Homeless Persist
http://reason.com/archives/2014/04/19/bans-on-sharing-food-with-homeless-persi
 
Job Loss Would Quickly Lead to Hardship for Many in U.S.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/168563/job-loss-quickly-lead-hardship.aspx
 
Easter Island's Monumental Garbage Problem
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/easter-island-has-garbage-problem-180951191/
 
Darpa's Alias Aims To Automate Existing Aircraft
http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_04_21_2014_p0-679675.xml
 
As Drug War Rages, Tweets Reveal Mexicans’ Emotional Numbness
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/as-drug-war-rages-tweets-reveal-mexicanse28099-emotional-numbness/
 
KKK Launching Neighborhood Watch in Pennsylvania
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/04/kkk_launching_neighborhood_watch_in_pe\nnsylvania.html
 
$100,000 Bottle of Wine was Just Grape Juice
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/21/67197.htm
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