These are the links to the stories covered on the RLM News Show – September 17, 2013
- WorldTruth.org – VERY IMPORTANT READ IMMEDIATELY! We Need a Fresh Start From the Ground Up
- 25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve – Please Share With Everyone You Know
- Defeat of Larry Summers could lead to a government shutdown
- UK kicks off Lloyds bank share sale | Reuters
- Massive Mexico storm, flooding: At least 42 dead, 40,000 stranded — RT News
- Typhoon, Flood and Mudslide Warnings Issued For Fukushima Region – | Intellihub News
- Detroit Government Shuts Down Power Because Residents Didn’t Conserve Electricity – | Intellihub News
- Feinstein calls for new gun control laws after shooting | The Daily Caller
- AR-15: CNN, Daily News Have Already Blown Their Gun Control Narrative
- Washington navy yard gunman ‘obsessed with violent video games’ – Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
- LiveLeak.com – Grand Theft Auto fan is STABBED, HIT WITH A BRICK AND ROBBED in London after waiting all night in line to buy game.
- Activist Post: Carney: The President Will Use Executive Orders On Guns
- Background Checks are gun confiscation | Real Liberty Media
- ANTIDEPRESSANT EVIDENCE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting | INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR DRUG AWARENESS
- Israeli Lobbyist Openly Calls For False Flag Attack To Get The U.S. Into Iran War! | XRepublic
- Sabotage: Special Forces To Target U.S. Economy, Infrastructure, Railways, Power Plants, Waterworks, and Refineries In the Event of Mid East Conflict
- Alex Jones: Globalist conspiracy created Navy Yard ‘patsy’ shooter to ‘discredit’ me | The Raw Story
- Russia fumes as West pushes for tough UN Syria resolution
- PressTV – Israel secretly targeting US war veterans
- Russia: UNSC Resolution on Syria won’t allow the Use of Force – SyriaNews
Colorado Flood 2013: Detailed Explanation of Geoengineered Event
Published on Sep 17, 2013
Colorado Flooding is All Manmade http://ow.ly/oPhXW
Proof: Worldwide Massive Flooding is All Manmade http://ow.ly/nELX1
Links to other Important Stories I didn’t have time to cover on the show
- Lethal brain amoeba found in US drinking water supply for first time — RT USA
- Drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ deemed urgent threats, CDC says | Fox News
- NSA Cracks Down on Journalists Speaking Out Against Spying | USAHM Conspiracy News
- Surveillance a condition of Canadian wireless licence – Business – CBC News
- Activist Post: 5 Lies Invented to Spin UN Report on Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
- Activist Post: Navy Yard shooting: psyop, loose ends, media parrots
- Russia fumes as West pushes for tough UN Syria resolution | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
- Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals — Paul Craig Roberts – PaulCraigRoberts.org
- Officials: Gunman treated for mental health issues
- Obama Drops Passport Control Requirements For Saudi Arabians Entering U.S. Despite Fact Country Produced Most 9-11 Hijackers « Pat Dollard
- Australian Wild Pig Drinks 18 Beers, Gets in Fight with Cow : Animals : Nature World News
Operation Compliance: Detroit’s War on Small Business
Published on Sep 17, 2013
“Someone breaks in, they never show up. Yet still, they want to come and blackball you and close your business,” says Derek Little, owner of an auto shop along Detroit’s Livernois Avenue.
He’s one of many business owners in Detroit who’s faced what he says amounts to harassment from the city’s overzealous code enforcement. Amidst a bankruptcy and a fast-dwindling population and tax base, the city has prioritized the task of ensuring that all businesses are in compliance with its codes and permitting. To accomplish this, Mayor David Bing announced in January that he’d assembled a task force to execute Operation Compliance.
Operation Compliance began with the stated goal of shutting down 20 businesses a week. Since its inception, Operation Compliance has resulted in the closure of 383 small businesses, with another 536 in the “process of compliance,” according to figures provided to Reason TV by city officials.
But business owners say that Operation Compliance unfairly targets small, struggling businesses in poor areas of town and that the city’s maze of regulations is nearly impossible to navigate, with permit fees that are excessive and damaging to businesses running on thin profit margins.
“It is hard to run a business in Detroit. It’s taken me three years to get approval for an outside patio,” says Larry Mongo, who runs Cafe D’Mongo’s Speakeasy a successful bar and restaurant in downtown Detroit.
While Cafe D’Mongo’s is now well-established and successful, Mongo says that the inscrutable regulations, frustrating bureaucracy, and rampant corruption among city officials discourages many would-be entrepreneurs from ever pursuing their business ideas in the city.
“What about the person starting out? The reputation that they give their relatives, their cousins, their friends… They say, ‘Hey, don’t [start a business]. They rob you,'” says Mongo.
Operation Compliance is but one manifestation of a larger problem in Detroit says Michael LaFaive, Director of the Mackinac Center in Michigan. That problem is a local government more focused on collecting revenue and maintaining municipal worker jobs than it is on creating a business-friendly environment.
“Accidentally, the city has created sort of an anarchistic culture in the city, where many entrepreneurs, where many of the smaller retailers and entrepreneurs simply forgo getting the required permits,” says LaFaive. “So entrepreneurs have said, ‘Look, let them catch me if they can.’ Right now, the city has decided, ‘We’re going to try to catch you, and we’re going to put together a special unit to do so.'”
Officials from the city of Detroit did not respond to requests to be interviewed for this story.
Approximately 5 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Shot by Tracy Oppenheimer and Weissmueller.
Wall Street: Five years after the financial collapse
Sunday marked the five year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment bank. Back in 2008, the financial institution filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after drastic losses in clientele, stocks and a downgrade of its credit rating. This was one of the largest cases of bankruptcy in the nation and it caused a ripple effect through the financial sector of the country causing a massive bank bailout. Les Leopold, executive director for the Labor Institute, takes a look back at the lessons learned.
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