- Inside the Headlines - 20140718

INSIDE THE HEADLINES

with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.

Tune in and catch up on the week's top news stories. This week's three tiers include 'the wetter the water, the colder the hotter & otter facts for fun & profit; the world is flat but not for bankers; robots are us--or are they?

We aggregate, you decide.

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1. Water Slide
What Happens When Detroit Shuts Off the Water of 100,000 People
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/what-happens-when-detroit-shuts-off-the-water-of-100000-people/374548/
 
Vermont’s dirty secret: Free-ranging cows are crapping in the water supply
http://grist.org/food/vermonts-dirty-secret-free-ranging-cows-are-crapping-on-the-water-supply/
 
California Farms Are Sucking Up Enough Groundwater to Put Rhode Island 17 Feet Under
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/07/california-drought-report-economy-groundwater
 
Farmers in Nevada look with longing at water that goes to lawns, not crops
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/14/farmers-in-nevadalookwithlongingatwaterthatgoestolawnsnotcrops.html
 
Arizona Enlists a Beetle in Its Campaign for Water
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/us/arizona-water-tamarisk-beetle.html
 
Water evaporates, flamingos die in Tuz Lake
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/water-evaporates-flamingos-die-in-tuz-lake.aspx?pageID=238&nID=69101&NewsCatID=340
 
New Climate Models Predict an Australian Forever-Drought
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/new-climate-models-predict-an-australian-perma-drought
 
Wantonly, casually, we watch the water of life drain away
http://ncronline.org/blogs/my-table-spread/wantonly-casually-we-watch-water-life-drain-away
 

2. The World Is Flat (Unlike Banking Profits)
Jamie Dimon: Companies should feel free to bail on U.S.
http://fortune.com/2014/07/15/jamie-dimon-tax-inversions/
 
Another US drug company tries to flip itself into low-tax territory
http://qz.com/234081/another-us-drug-company-tries-to-flip-itself-into-low-tax-territory/
 
Avoid a U.S. stock-market meltdown and go global
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/avoid-a-us-stock-market-meltdown-and-go-global-2014-07-14
 
As some high-risk assets take a hit, investors fear worse is to come
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/13/us-usa-markets-risks-analysis-idUSKBN0FI0T820140713
 
What to Fear If China Crashes
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-07-16/what-to-fear-if-china-crashes
 

3. Just What Do You Think You're Doing, Dave?
Inside the Artificial Brain That’s Remaking the Google Empire
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/google_brain/
 
Microsoft Challenges Google's Artificial Brain With 'Project Adam'
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/microsoft-adam/
 
FBI: Driverless cars could become 'lethal weapons'
http://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-driverless-cars-could-be-turned-into-lethal-weapons/
 
Robots Get Us Closer to 'Blade Runner' Replicants
http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/robots-get-us-closer-to-blade-runner-replicants-140715.htm
 
The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/moral-legal-hazards-robot-future/
 
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
This Remarkable Woman Was Mauled by a Chimp, and Now Fights to End the Pet Primate Trade (VIDEO)
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/why-we-need-to-end-the-pet-primate-trade-in-the-u-s-video/
 
Taiji Dolphin Hunter Turned Advocate Needs Help To Save His Whale Watching Boat
https://www.thedodo.com/taiji-dolphin-hunter-turned-ad-627677551.html
 
10 Films That Will Change the Way You See Animals
http://www.care2.com/causes/10-films-that-will-change-the-way-you-see-animals.html
 
 
ODDS & ENDS
Sacrifice, suffering and struggle: MLK’s message resonates in Palestine
http://electronicintifada.net/content/sacrifice-suffering-and-struggle-mlks-message-resonates-palestine/13566
 
Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/iraq-crisis-how-saudi-arabia-helped-isis-take-over-the-north-of-the-country-9602312.html
 
Vocativ’s ridiculous I.S.I.S. story fails to mention the company’s deep links to Israeli intelligence
http://pando.com/2014/07/16/vocativs-ridiculous-i-s-i-s-story-fails-to-mention-the-companys-deep-links-to-israeli-intelligence/
 
A Middle-School Cheating Scandal Raises Questions About No Child Left Behind
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/07/21/140721fa_fact_aviv
 
Cheetah Smuggling: Rising demand for luxury pets driving wild population to extinction
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/15/cheetah-smuggling-wild-luxury-pets-gulf
 
Cosplay Is Not Consent: Exploring the Dark Side of Adult Dress-Up
http://www.vice.com/read/cosplay-is-not-consent
 
What Exactly Is a 'Conservatarian'?
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/what-exactly-is-a-conservatarian-20140716
 
Why Liberalism Means Empire
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-liberalism-means-empire/
 
Guns, Drugs, And Partial Nudity: PopSci Goes To A Techno-Libertarian Bash
http://www.popsci.com/porcfest?dom=PSC&loc=slider&lnk=1&con=guns-drugs-and-partial-nudity-popsci-goes-to-a-technolibertarian-bash
 
The American Man: Fighting Solves Everything
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/boxing-gym-american-man-fighting-solves-everything-85572/
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