- Planet Erstwild - 20141212 - Newsvandal JP Sottile & James Moore

THE WEEK THAT WAS

>>Garbage In, Garbage Out, Garbage Here, Garbage There
Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111913

>>Peddle to the Meddle
Citigroup Wrote the Wall Street Giveaway Congress Just Snuck Into a Must-Pass Spending Bill
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/12/spending-bill-992-derivatives-citigroup-lobbyists

>>Dream A Little Dream
Many Feel the American Dream Is Out of Reach, Poll Shows
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/many-feel-the-american-dream-is-out-of-reach-poll-shows/

ITH DEEP-DIVE: This is American Torture
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program
http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

20 key findings about CIA interrogations
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/cia-interrogation-report/key-findings/

Rectal rehydration and standing on broken limbs: the CIA torture report's grisliest findings
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/09/cia-torture-report-worst-findings-waterboard-rectal

Even the Footnotes in the CIA Torture Report Are Disturbing
http://www.vocativ.com/usa/us-politics/even-footnotes-cia-torture-report-disturbing/

The Missing Photos From the Senate Report on CIA Torture
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27935-the-missing-photos-from-the-senate-report-on-cia-torture

Not just torture: Senator says CIA stalling over bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/12/10/249681/not-just-torture-senator-says.html

Former Vice President Dick Cheney Says CIA Torture Report Is ‘Full of Crap’
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/vice-president-dick-cheney-cia-torture-report-full/story?id=27513355

CIA torture report is a 'load of hooey', according to CIA’s torture adviser
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cia-torture-report-is-a-load-of-hooey-according-to-cias-torture-adviser-9916495.html
 
Guess Who Else Tortured People Like the CIA Did — Soviets and Nazis
https://medium.com/war-is-boring/guess-who-else-tortured-people-like-the-cia-did-soviets-and-nazis-e65357a309b9

Eric Fair | I Can’t Be Forgiven for Abu Ghraib
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/opinion/the-torture-report-reminds-us-of-what-america-was.html


THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Every 3 Minutes Solar Industry Flips Switch on New Project
http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/10/solar-industry-soars/

Researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency
http://phys.org/news/2014-12-sunlight-electricity-percent-efficiency.html

After Steep Decline, Signs of Hope for World’s Sea Turtles
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/after_steep_decline_signs_of_hope_for_worlds_sea_turtles/2831/


ODDS & ENDS
How Wal-Mart Made Its Crumbling China Business Look So Good for So Long
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-10/wal-mart-report-found-profit-boosted-by-china-maneuvers.html

Why Poor People Stay Poor
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/12/linda_tirado_on_the_realities_of_living_in_bootstrap_america_daily_annoyances.html

Church construction at 20 year low — the boom & bust in three graphs
http://tobingrant.religionnews.com/2014/12/08/church-construction-20-year-low-boom-bust-three-graphs/

Killing People Overseas Will Always Be a Growth Industry
http://www.vice.com/read/wall-street-at-war-0000515-v21n12

Ukraine’s Made-in-USA Finance Minister
http://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/05/ukraines-made-in-usa-finance-minister/

Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century?
http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/532796/who-owns-the-biggest-biotech-discovery-of-the-century/

Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism
http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2014/12/study-massive-preprint-archive-hints-geography-plagiarism

Japan's strict state secrets law takes effect
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/9/japan-strict-statesecretslawintoeffect.html

Is personality unique to humans?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30395493

All Animals Go To Heaven, Says Pope Francis
https://www.thedodo.com/animals-go-to-heaven-says-pope-866342824.html

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