Netroots Nation Roundup - Detroit 2014 Independent Underground News & Talk

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The biggest Progressive Blogging Conference of the year, Netroots Nation visited Detroit over the course of July 17-20, 2014.


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Episode 342: LIVE FROM Netroots Nation w/ Guests U.S. Representative Dan Kildee, Tom Barrow-7/17 - IU Radio LIVE

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Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST - Aired each Tuesday & Thursday @ 11am ET.



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Op/Ed: Full Circle-Detroit's Bankruptcy, An Unique Opportunity To Transfer Wealth, Assets-The March 2013 Interview

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"Looking back on the nearly 18 month period since the City of Detroit entered the roads leading to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes Court, we reflect on the variety of twists and turns traveled.

From the Fiscal Crisis first declared by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) in early 2013 and then former State Treasurer Andy Dillon, to a forced Consent Agreement for a period of nine months, ultimately leading to the appointment of former Jones Day Bankruptcy Attorney from way of Maryland, Kevyn Orr's rein as Detroit's Emergency Manager."


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Episode 340: Guest-Washtenaw Cty. 22nd Circuit Court Cand., Atty. Patrick Conlin 7/8 - IU Radio LIVE

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MSNBC Commentator Krystal Ball Tells Detroit 's E.M. Kevyn Orr: Turn on The Taps, Water is a Human Right

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Talk about embarrassing. Detroit Emergency Manager unjustly called Detroit's Residents dumb and lazy less than five months after appointment to his position of dominance over City government affairs, August 2013. Less than seven months later, E.M. Orr has used his position of authority to announce Detroit Residents with an inability to pay water bills rising 119% over the past 10 years, would face water shutoffs in the middle of summer.


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Op/Ed: Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on Pension Benefits Could Change the Landscape of Detroit's Grand Bargain Deal

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The Supremacy Clause. According to Cornell University Law School, the Clause confirms in, "Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution... that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions." Scary language when City of Detroit retirees in less than a week are facing a life altering decision.

The open question is if these former and current workers vested in Detroit's Pension Plans vote yes to a 4.5% cut to monthly annuity income, or face upwards of a 27% reduction or more by voting no.
 
Furthermore, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes could pull a "trump card" of sorts if retirees were to deny what is known as the "Grand Bargain" using a Austerity focus safety net -- Supremacy. Or will he?

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Episode 339: Hobby Lobby Decision Aftermath; Detroit Water Woes 2.0 7/3 - IU Radio LIVE

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Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST - Aired each Tuesday & Thursday @ 11am ET.




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Episode 338: Detroit Water Wars; Why is The Motorcity Shutting Off The H2O? Guest Nancy Skinner Candidate for Congress MI-11 - IU Radio LIVE

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Separation of Church and State No More: U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Hobby Lobby

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The Founding Document of our nation, the U.S. Constitution verbiage on the Separation of Church and State in Article I states in part: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...". Article VI attests "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

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Episode 337: Guest-Yoda from Magnified View; Quelling Drumbeats of a Mini-War in Iraq- 6/18 - IU Radio LIVE

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Episode 336: The Best of Independent Underground Radio LIVE -6/17 -IU Radio LIVE

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Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST - Aired each Tuesday & Thursday @ 11:00 am ET.

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On The Show:
We will replay Independent Underground Best of the Best Program featuring our April 17, 2014 program titled "Tales of Retirees in Detroit's Bankruptcy - Who's Getting Screwed".

We'll be back with our live show on Thursday, June 19, 2014 @ 11am ET. Until then, enjoy Independent Underground Radio LIVE Best of the Best Program!

Independent Underground Radio LIVE FEATURED FOUR YEAR ON BTR -Progressive Talk Radio- podcast based out of Ann Arbor covering Michigan and National Politics, breaking news and more. As Michigan's Top Politico podcast, IU Radio LIVE had over 200K podcast downloads in 2013 alone!

Host Monica RW is an owner/writer for the popular Independent Underground News website, media consultant for ROJS Media LLC, a experienced grassroots and elected local political leader, and brings her researched Independent opinions to the political issues of the day.

Listen to Independent Underground Radio LIVE Each Tuesday & Thursday @ 11am ET: www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio
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Things MSNBC Would Never Cover: Rhode Island Dems Work to Kill $15 Minimum Wage Hike

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Black 'Clueless' Republican Actress, Fox News Contributor Stacy Dash says GOP is for marriage equality

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‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash: It’s ‘propaganda’ to say GOP is against marriage equality (via Raw Story )
Outspoken Hollywood Republican Stacey Dash said that it’s ridiculous to say that the Republican Party doesn’t support same-sex marriage. The New Civil Rights Movement quoted a Dash appearance on TMZ, in which she said, “We are for equal marriage…


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A' 'Yes' To Detroit's Grand Bargain Means Things Will Get Ugly

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This post is written by Detroit's Based C.P.A, President of Citizens for Detroit's Future and First African-American Appointed to Michigan's Board of Accountancy under former Governor William Milliken (R) - Tom Barrow. 
Listen to Independent Underground Radio LIVE groundbreaking March 12, 2014 interview with C.P.A. Barrow on Detroit's Bankruptcy at the following link.


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Op/Ed: Does Voting for Detroit's 'Grand Bargain' Deal Make Financial Sense for City Retirees?

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How many times have you been told something is good for you, when in reality it might not be. Pressure to suppress doubt can become overwhelming. Especially when nearly every elected leader, print, broadcast media resource, plus some fellow citizens boast loud as one can hear or read -- do this or else.

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Who is Self Proclaimed Christian Capitalist Dave Brat?

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How Brat Thinks (via Liberaland)
What do we know about David A. Brat, whose upset primary victory over out-going Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stunned Washington? We know he dislikes immigration. We know he’s a committed RINO-hunter. Beyond that, however, we don’…


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Opportunity Costs: Crude Oil Price Strikes Nine-Month Peak on Iraq Violence

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Oil strikes nine-month peak on Iraq violence (via AFP)
Global oil prices surged to fresh nine-month high points on Friday as traders eyed worsening violence in OPEC's second biggest crude exporter Iraq. Brent crude for July delivery soared to $114.69 per barrel in morning deals, touching the highest level…


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Episode 335: Ole Tea Party: Goodbye Eric Cantor; Michigan Road Tax Fails for NOW-6/12 -IU Radio LIVE

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Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST - Aired each Tuesday & Thursday @ 11am ET.

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On the show:

-What's the real deal behind former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor embarrassing lost to a then little known Tea Party affiliated Economics professor Dave Brat -- who believes in the word salad called Christian Capitalism.

-Why does Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce believe now Virginia District 7 Republican Nominee Brat's "attractiveness" is what lead to his historic win against Cantor? Does Donohue want to have a secret candlelight dinner with Brat at a Steakhouse the Cantor will pay for, to glare at Brat's "attractiveness"? We'll Discuss.

-Michigan's Road Tax is dead for now as Lawmakers in the State Senate refused to allow voters to determine if a 1% sales tax hike was the best way to fix Michigan crumbing roads. Does this defeat insert another chapter in Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's (R) failed leadership book?

-And the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, other large and medium sized entities owe MILLIONS of dollars to the City of Detroit in past due light bills. Yet, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr insist on first cutting off residents from water for owning a few hundred bucks? Also, wasn't current Mayor Mike Duggan previously was the C.E.O. of the D.M.C.?

Independent Underground Radio LIVE FEATURED FOUR YEAR ON BTR -Progressive Talk Radio- podcast based out of Ann Arbor covering Michigan and National Politics, breaking news and more. As Michigan's Top Politico podcast, IU Radio LIVE had over 200K podcast downloads in 2013 alone!

Host Monica RW is an owner/writer for the popular Independent Underground News website, media consultant for ROJS Media LLC, a experienced grassroots and elected local political leader, and brings her researched Independent opinions to the political issues of the day.

Call into the show with your thoughts and opinions at 347-934-0185 or tweet us @IUNewsTalk.

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Episode 334: Guest-Penny Sikora Wisconsin Politico Guru; NRA Driving Folks Off the Rails-IU Radio LIVE 6/10

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Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST - Aired each Tuesday & Thursday @ 11am ET.

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Episode 333: Guest-Rev. Roland Caldwell; Should Courts Overturn Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban-IU Radio LIVE 6/5

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BREAKING: Seven Termed U.S. House Majority House Leader Eirc Cantor Loses Primary to Tea Party Candidate

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Democrat Virginia State Senator Resignation Sets Way for GOP to Block State Medicaid Expansion

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Virginia State Senator Phillip P. Puckett resignation leads way
for GOP to block Gov. Terry McAuiffle (D) efforts to
expand Medicaid with the Affordable Care Act

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Detroit Drug Kingpin Federal Case Deepens as Juror, Accomplices Disappear

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Missing Juror Deepens Mystery Surrounding Drug Kingpin, Accomplices (via Chelsea Patch)
A juror who failed to show up about the same time three defendants in an epic metro Detroit drug trial disappeared has been ordered to appear in U.S. District Court on June 11. The mystery surrounding the disappearance of the kingpin and two of his…


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