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Exclusive Interview: Flint, Michigan Water Activist Melissa Mays Visits IU Radio LIVE

"In follow up to Independent Underground News & Talk's widely shared Op/Ed piece on December 21 titled "Flint Toxic Water Situation Is Not New, It's Criminal, It's Past Time for Accountability", Flint, Michigan Clean Water Activist Melissa Mays of the organization "Water You Fighting For?" is scheduled to visit Independent Underground Radio LIVE's podcast December 22 at 9pm ET.

Mays advocacy efforts to demand clean, drinkable water for Flint, Michigan residents displays the actions citizens should take to redress grievances against governmental entities seeking to promote corruption - as in the case of Flint's Toxic Lead Filled Water crisis - recently detailed by The Washington Post.

Prior to starting the organization "Water You Fighting For" in early 2015, Mays and family members were personally impacted by Flint's tainted water - suffering from high levels of lead in their blood and a litany of other health related elements due to drinking the City's Toxic Water.

As a long-term resident of the former "Buick City", Mays and fellow community members took complaints into action, contacting Legal Clerk and Environment Activist Erin Brockovich and Renowned Environment Researcher Marc Edwards to reveal the truth on Mid-Michigan's largest city water situation.

Listen to Melissa Mays story from the organization "Water You Fighting For" exclusively on Independent Underground Radio LIVE - "Detroit's Voice of Progress" podcast on December 22 ON-DEMAND.


Listen to the ON-DEMAND Interview Anytime At This Link: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2015/12/exclusive-interview-flint-michigan.html#ixzz3vAiu6Y7D
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Dec 23, 2015, 02:11 PM (2 replies)

Flint Toxic Water Situation Is Not New, It's Criminal, It's Past Time for Accountability

Blogging or writing articles have been out of fashion on my behalf as of late due to many reasons. One of which include placing a keen focus on expanding our podcast Independent Underground Radio LIVE. Those efforts are paying off but, more on that later.

The Flint Water Scandal, where do began. Taking a mental trip back not to far ago in late 2014/early 2015, when stories about Tan, Black, Brown, Yellow and rock filled water started surfacing out of Flint, Michigan.

Our resource, Independent Underground Radio LIVE talked about the crisis and played recorded audio from the "Healing Stories -Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Listening Panel" March 21, 2015, symposium on the podcast titled:

Why Is Flint MI Water Dirty & Filthy? - IU Radio LIVE 3.24.15

This blog is a small operation with limited resources. However, after attending the symposium presented in Flint, Michigan by the "Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Listening Panel" which we were one of ten independent citizen journalism operations, exclusively invited - we knew then this story would be huge.


Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2015/12/oped-flint-toxic-water-situation-is-not.html#ixzz3v2NrXZ28
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:48 AM (0 replies)

RANDOM THOUGHT: USA Might Be Going Into War Like Actions OR War w/ ISIS - Obama's Special Address

"President Barack Obama on Sunday night will deliver a rare Oval Office address about terror threats in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, California, shootings that claimed 14 lives. CNN and other networks will broadcast it live at 8 p.m. ET.

The White House says the president will provide an update on the investigation. Federal authorities have said the attacks are being investigated as an act of terrorism.

"The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. "He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values -- our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom -- to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology."


READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/05/politics/obama-to-discuss-terror-threats/

Earlier in the day, President Obama said that "We will not be Terrorized" in a speech, given in a Saturday Morning Radio/Video Address:



According to CNN - the President had an internal briefing with his Security Advisers earlier this afternoon where more details of the San Bernardino attack was discussed. As media was not allowed to enter this meeting (as they should not be) they received "talking points" from the meeting, and not everything discussed.

Point of Note:
The LAST TIME President Obama called a Special Address from the White House Oval Office was Aug. 31, 2010 to announce End of U.S. combat operations in Iraq.

This would be the THIRD Special Address of President Obama from the Oval Office of his seven year term, with the first being June 15, 2010 - during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

This speech and Special Address from the Oval Office is coming after the largest lost of life in a targeted terrorist attack since 9/11 and the second largest lost of life in a gun related incident since Sandy Hook.

READ MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oval_Office_Addresses

Just a thought -- could be totally wrong - but there is a belief, the President will give further details tomorrow of a furthering plot with ISIS or ISIS Supporter cells intent to launch more attacks on American soil.

With such, the upcoming days and the President Election in 2016 - will be very interesting. It is doubtful (highly) President Obama can or would sit on information likely shared with him on the San Bernardino Shooting Massacre along with other International events created by ISIS, DASEH or Al Qaeda and sit on it -- even if it means military troops are being called as this typing takes place, to duty on a mission(s).
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sat Dec 5, 2015, 07:41 PM (20 replies)

What the Hell Just Happened on MSNBC and CNN?

"A baffling, surreal scene just played out on the two networks, where the landlord of the San Bernardino shooting suspects apparently allowed reporters into their apartment.

The result was disturbing. On live national television, reporters sifted through the remains of the lives of Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. They picked over children’s toys. They held up photos, speculating about whether the woman depicted in one might be Malik. They displayed Social Security cards and driver’s licenses with readily identifiable information—and not just for the deceased suspects.

As if the journalistic irresponsibility of baselessly speculating while holding up images of potentially innocent people on TV wasn’t bad enough, it beggars belief the scene wasn’t taped off and guarded. Reporters were given free rein to walk through an apartment that is an important part of the investigation, and they were allowed to handle what one would expect to be evidence. Police didn’t appear to know the media tour was going on."

READ MORE: http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2015/12/what-the-hell-just-happened-on-msnbc/418893/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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Talk about DISTURBING and DISGUSTING -- this is what our American Media has become. Tainting the criminal scene in the midst of an investigation to be first to put on camera the suspected mass murderers, personal items.
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sat Dec 5, 2015, 02:01 PM (93 replies)

How Two Back and Forth's On Twitter -- Confirms the Mind of the #ProLifeRight - #StandWithPP!!

These are screenshot examples we had with Two Pro-Life Sick and Twisted Supporters BEFORE and After Lt. Catherine Buckley CONFIRMED the sad situation at the Colorado Springs, CO Planned Parenthood - which the media has reported at least (at this time) 12 individuals are injured and unknown causalities at this time.

WARNING: These are indeed Sick and Twisted but reveals the mind of the Pro-Life Right. One of which is a so-called "Journalist" for whatever that means....

Let's start with the "Journalist" -- Ben Shaprio:









It was our Tweets from @IUNewsTalk that called him out and got him to loosely "apologize" for his first tweet.

And this one --- from a person we block on Twitter under one "handle" then they continued to tweet us under the "other handle"... Unbelievable:



WOW, just WOW!

#StandingWithPP

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Nov 27, 2015, 06:56 PM (6 replies)

UPDATE: News Conference on Planned Parenthood Shooting in Colorado Springs, CO

Lt. Catherine Buckley Colorado Springs, CO Police -- "This Situation STARTED at the Planned Parenthood". -- Time 3:06 pm PT/6:06 pm ET

And there it is. #DomesticTerrorism Period!
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Nov 27, 2015, 06:10 PM (1 replies)

Why SEIU Mary Kay Henry is Full of It....Thoughts on the Union's Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

The Fight for $15 was presented to be an actual movement which staged protests at various fast food service establishments across the Nation, lobbying for a $15.00 an hour Federal Minimum Wage. This movement as a result, gained the support of many Progressives across the country, including at least two Democratic Presidential Candidates - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O' Malley.

Both O' Malley and Sanders at Saturday, November 14, 2015, Democratic Presidential Debate broadcasted rather late into the night on a weekend, at 9pm ET, stated if either of the candidates received the Democratic Nomination and were elected President -- they would support a $15.00 an hour minimum wage.

In contrast, the other Presidential Democratic Candidate -- former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, stated at best she would only support a $12.00 an hour Federal Minimum Wage, and individual states, cities or counties nationwide could decide if they desired to enact a $15.00 an hour Federal Minimum at their on accord.

SEIU's President Mary Kay Henry in a video posted below from April 2015 claimed to "Strongly Support" the Fight for $15.00 for a number of reasons.

Ms. Henry also at the .52 section mark of this video, hints months in advance, to then soon-to-be Democratic Presidential Candidate Clinton reluctance on supporting a $15.00 Federal Minimum.



Leaving an open question.

If Ms. Henry knew well in advance that now Presidential Democratic Candidate Clinton, would not fully-heartly support the Fight for $15.00? If so, why would SEIU President Henry lobby many Fast Food Workers whose wages are on average are between $7.00-$10.00 an Hour -- depending on location, to protest over an year in sincere hopes to see the Democratic Presidential Candidate receiving SEIU's support completely support their fight?

Not for $12.00 an hour with varying minimums depending on location but, for $15.00 an hour as the American Federal Minimum Wage Standard!

Worse yet, why did SEIU President Henry announce the endorsement of Democratic Presidential Candidate Clinton, less than 72 hours after Clinton in last Saturday's debate, technically threw the entire Fight for $15.00 movement under the bus -- while the two other Candidates Sanders and O' Malley completely supported the higher minimum wage?

The SEIU's action in their endorsement on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, of Hillary Clinton -- stands in stark and confusing contrast to a #Fightfor15 Movement, thousands of supporters including many of the union's membership have supported.

Which leads to a final question -- can any movement that is not started, managed, organized and ran by individuals over an Union Organization -- truly be in the Fight to raise the minimum wage to an livable standard, in America?

Independent Underground Radio LIVE will talk about this issue on our podcast on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 9PM ET. Feel free to tune into the discussion, at the following link, or call in with your thoughts or opinions at 347.934.0185 starting at 9:15 pm ET
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Nov 17, 2015, 07:54 PM (9 replies)

Safe Place for Supporters of Bernie....

Just wanted to make a small post that our Facebook Page Independent Underground News & Talk is a totally safe place to represent your support for Bernie. It's closely monitored to ensure the page stays PRO-BERNIE -- all day/every day.

Thanks!
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sun Nov 15, 2015, 09:30 PM (14 replies)

A Clue On Why Democratic Debate Schedule Is As Bad As It Is? Maybe....

Conflict of Interest? Bill Clinton Serves on Presidential Debate Commission

As the 2016 presidential election draws nearer, questions are being raised about Bill Clinton’s role as an honorary co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, a Republican-and-Democrat controlled board that determines the rules and particulars of U.S. general election presidential debates.

According to The Daily Caller, Bill Clinton serves as an honorary co-chair for the organization along with former President Jimmy Carter. The CPD also lists deceased former Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford as honorary co-chairs.

“It is unclear, however, how Carter and Clinton function in these roles,” wrote reporter Kerry Picket. “Additionally, considering Jeb Bush’s run for the presidency, if it is an issue of simply lending one’s name to a board and not participating in any process, it is unknown why both former presidents George W. Bush and his father George H.W. Bush are not included as honorary chairs,” she added.

Hot Air notes that CPD chairman Michael D. McCurry served as press secretary during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

If current Democratic Party presidential primary frontrunner Hillary Clinton ends up winning her party’s nomination, Bill Clinton and Michael McCurry’s roles on the board governing U.S. general election presidential debates could potentially pose a conflict of interest.

The Commission on Presidential Debates recently sparked controversy when it announced that despite the rise of independent voters as a leading portion of the U.S. electorate, it would not change the 15 percent minimum polling rule that effectively blocks most serious third-party candidates who appear on enough ballots to win the presidency from participating in general election presidential debates.


http://truthinmedia.com/bill-clinton-serves-presidential-debate-commission/


One would think if one's wife was a Presidential Nominee, you know, for the good of all things equal and democratic -- they would VOLUNTARY step down as Honorary Co-Chair of the Democratic Debate Committee -- to make sure that Conflict of Interest thingy never comes up.

But, what do I know ....
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sat Nov 14, 2015, 12:44 AM (16 replies)

Nina Turner changes her mind on Hillary Clinton, endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Source: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the former state senator from Cleveland and a top Ohio Democratic Party official, is ditching Hillary Clinton in favor of Bernie Sanders.

Turner and Sanders' presidential campaign confirmed the endorsement Thursday.

"I'm very attracted by his message and his style -- and that he has held pretty much strong on his beliefs and the world is catching up with him," Turner said.

Turner added that Sanders' positions on voting rights and wage issues have stood out to her. While she is expected to be active in his campaign, a Sanders spokeswoman said whatever role Turner has will not be paid.

Turner spoke to cleveland.com by telephone before flying to Iowa, where she will attend Saturday's Democratic debate featuring Clinton, Sanders and Martin O'Malley.

She also will introduce Sanders at his Monday rally at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center. The Vermont senator, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, has emerged as Clinton's strongest Democratic primary rival.

"We are extremely, extremely humbled by the support of Sen. Nina Turner," Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said. "She is nationally known as a voice for voting rights, for workers' rights and for marginalized people. The support of someone with that record of standing up for middle-income and working people is tremendously important."

The move comes as a surprise -- and a blow for Clinton. Turner had been among her most enthusiastic cheerleaders in the Buckeye State and nationally. She was involved early with the Ready for Hillary super political action committee that promoted Clinton as a presidential candidate before the former U.S. secretary of state launched her campaign.

Turner spoke last fall in New York and earlier this year at a Cleveland fundraiser for the now-defunct organization. In June, she spoke at a grassroots-organizing event for the Clinton campaign in Cleveland. She also had served on the board of Correct the Record, another pro-Clinton super PAC but recently severed ties.

And Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, sent a letter on Turner's behalf last year that sought donations for her ultimately unsuccessful run for Ohio secretary of state.

Turner said Thursday that, despite her efforts on Clinton's behalf, she had not formally endorsed the former U.S. secretary of state. Clinton, she said did not lose her support so much as Sanders earned it with his attention to issues dear to her. She stressed that her decision had nothing to do with controversy over Clinton's private email server.

"Yes, I was out there, 'ready' [for Clinton], because I wanted to make sure Democrats were ready," Turner said. "I thought it was important to show that Democrats were ready to go right back at it for 2015 and 2016. This has nothing to do with the secretary."

Turner, who is frequently mentioned as a future candidate for mayor of Cleveland, said she will take a leave of absence from her role as the Ohio Democratic Party's engagement chair as she helps Sanders with his bid for the nomination. She said her endorsement, which party insiders had been buzzing about for days once they heard it was possible, has resulted in some pushback from Clinton loyalists in Ohio.

"I was approached by a Clinton supporter who said that I am doing a disservice to the country," Turner said. "It was very insulting."

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/11/nina_turner_changes_her_mind_o.html



No worries Nina, we got your back! Thanks for supporting Bernie!
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Nov 13, 2015, 01:47 AM (18 replies)
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