Full Disclosure Network http://www.fulldisclosure.net The News Behind the News Fri, 13 May 2016 18:30:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.11 Did LA City Council Play Politics With Minimum Wage Law?http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/05/full-presentation-on-minimum-wage-law/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/05/full-presentation-on-minimum-wage-law/#comments Mon, 09 May 2016 22:37:51 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7309   RIGHT VS WRONG? They said it may not make economic sense. They claimed it was the “right thing to do.” They ignored the possibility that small businesses might have to lay off workers because of it. And now, Los Angeles has a $15 minimum wage law.  POLITICS STIFLE DEBATE? Why did they limit public […]

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RIGHT VS WRONG?

They said it may not make economic sense. They claimed it was the “right thing to do.” They ignored the possibility that small businesses might have to lay off workers because of it. And now, Los Angeles has a $15 minimum wage law. 

POLITICS STIFLE DEBATE?

Why did they limit public debate? Was it political? Were our politicians trying to gain election year support by giving lower-income voters a raise? Why did they pass it, in spite of numerous economists who said it could be detrimental to the very people it was trying to help? That’s “The News Behind The News.”

CRITICAL ISSUES DISCUSSED

Full Disclosure held a Critical Issues luncheon April 13, 2016 at FDN headquarters in Marina del Rey.

Our featured guest speaker was Mr. H. Andrew Thornburg, a corporate turnaround expert with more than forty-five years operating and consulting experience as a CEO, investment banker and adviser. Thornburg conducted exhaustive research on the passage of the minimum wage law in Los Angeles and claims politicians did not adequately consider the economics of their decision to raise the wage to $15 an hour.

H. Andrew Thornburg at FDN’s Critical Issues Event April 13, 2016

H. Andrew Thornburg at FDN’s Critical Issues Event April 13, 2016

Mr. Thornburg holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering with national honors from the University of Wisconsin, an MS Industrial Engineering from UCLA, and an MBA in International Business and Quantitative Analysis from New York University. He is a graduate of Harvard Business Schools’ Advanced Management Program, was a Carnegie Scholar at Mexico’s Monterrey Tec and held a teaching fellowship in manufacturing processes at UCLA.

 

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Willie Williams LA’s lst Political Chiefhttp://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/04/willie-williams-las-lst-political-chief/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/04/willie-williams-las-lst-political-chief/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:51:41 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7289 The News Behind the news: Willie Williams LAPD’s First Political Police Chief  (1943-2016). In commemoration of the passing of former LAPD Chief Willie Williams the Full Disclosure Network (FDN) known as “The News Behind the News”(TM) is re-releasing this exclusive 1995 video interview.   In this interview Williams describes the political issues he faced during his first […]

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The News Behind the news:

Willie Williams LAPD’s First Political Police Chief  (1943-2016).

In commemoration of the passing of former LAPD Chief Willie Williams the Full Disclosure Network (FDN) known as “The News Behind the News”(TM) is re-releasing this exclusive 1995 video interview.   In this interview Williams describes the political issues he faced during his first year as head of the Los Angeles Police Department and was recorded one year after he became Chief.   He was the first Chief to be an LAPD outsider as former Philadelphia Police Commissioner.  Williams succumbed to cancer the last week of April 2016.  Read more below…....

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Appointed After 1992 Riots and Charter Reform
Williams was appointed in 1994 by LA’s first African-American Mayor Tom Bradley, himself a former LAPD Lieutenant who was Mayor for 20 years and active in Democratic politics.  He was roundly criticized for his role in handling the Rodney King Riots of 1992.  Bradley campaigned for City Charter Reform Proposition “F” to make the LAPD Chief a political appointee, exempt from civil service protections.  Critics warned of the danger posed by police policy manipulation should a new Mayor’s political agenda take priority over public safety, the rule of law and the law enforcement process.

Proposition “F” and Political Consequences?
Ironically, following Republican Mayor Richard Riordan’s election, his appointed police commissioners denied Chief Williams a second 5-year term, replacing him with Bernard Parks a long time LAPD insider who worked his way up through LAPD ranks.  But as fate would have it Parks too was denied a second 5-year term by the next Mayor James Hahn who had promised the police union a 3/12 work week (3 days on 12 days off).  Although creating hardships in the organization it became a political mandate for the administration.

“Trail Blazer” and “Guinea Pig”
According to the L A Times Willie Williams described his role as Chief in Los Angeles as a “Trail Blazer” and a “guinea pig”.  Indeed, he was first of four new Chiefs to test the consequences of Proposition “F” and the politicizing of law enforcement policies.

 

 

 

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Minimum Wage Disaster Looming?http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/04/minimum-wage-disaster-looming/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/04/minimum-wage-disaster-looming/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:51:55 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7274 Behind Closed Doors Alarm bells rang during this one hour presentation of graphs and quotes from studies prepared by economic experts as guest Speaker H. Andrew Thornburg, a Corporate Turn-Around Expert, established a strong case that the L A City Council failed to seek full examination of the economic consequences surrounding their $15 Minimum Wage […]

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Behind Closed Doors

Alarm bells rang during this one hour presentation of graphs and quotes from studies prepared by economic experts as guest Speaker H. Andrew Thornburg, a Corporate Turn-Around Expert, established a strong case that the L A City Council failed to seek full examination of the economic consequences surrounding their $15 Minimum Wage Law before voting it into law earlier this month.

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Governor Brown says:
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“So, economically, minimum wages may not make sense.

But morally and socially and politically, they make every sense…”

 

 

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Video Clip Reveals Impact of Politics on Law Enforcementhttp://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/01/video-clip-reveals-impact-of-politics-on-law-enforcement/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2016/01/video-clip-reveals-impact-of-politics-on-law-enforcement/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:18:48 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7246 Full Disclosure Network (FDN) Exclusive video coverage with law enforcement officials reveals historical anguishing debate over public policy. Watch the Program Here:   Link to FDN Newsletter 1-25-16 FDN interviews with law enforcement officials provide a candid view of the impact that politics has on public safety, corruption in public school construction and how America […]

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Full Disclosure Network (FDN) Exclusive video coverage with law enforcement officials reveals historical anguishing debate over public policy.

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Link to FDN Newsletter 1-25-16

FDN interviews with law enforcement officials provide a candid view of the impact that politics has on public safety, corruption in public school construction and how America prosecutes the Presidency.
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Full Disclosure® Expands: “The News Behind The News” in 2016http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/12/full-disclosure-expands-the-news-behind-the-news-in-2016/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/12/full-disclosure-expands-the-news-behind-the-news-in-2016/#comments Sun, 27 Dec 2015 22:48:36 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7224 Guest Speaker:  Global media technology expert Fred Fourcher (CEO Bitcentral) Watch the Video Report ( 10 minutes) Full Disclosure Network (FDN) has accomplished much in 2015 as described in this video by Leslie Dutton Host and Executive Producer. Also featured are speakers at our December 13th holiday event Paul Orfanedes, Litigation Director of Judicial Watch and […]

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Guest Speaker:  Global media technology expert Fred Fourcher (CEO Bitcentral)

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Full Disclosure Network (FDN) has accomplished much in 2015 as described in this video by Leslie Dutton Host and Executive Producer. Also featured are speakers at our December 13th holiday event Paul Orfanedes, Litigation Director of Judicial Watch and global media technology expert, Fred Fourcher, who is founder and CEO of the Irvine Californa based Bitcentral and who describes FDNs’  2016 plans to expand to a Digital Asset Management System that will house the archives of the Emmy Award winning public affairs Internet TV program .

The FDN project involves preservation of almost 25 years of video interviews, debates and discussions featuring prominent government officials, newsmakers on public policy issues. Paul Orfanedes, described the importance of preserving the FDN programs and showed some examples of public documents his organization obtained under the U S Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that included the GW Bush Administration’s Iraqi Oil Well Maps to demonstrate the importance of preserving public records.
The FDN Preservation and Digital Asset Management System is to be used for development of documentary and public policy programming to provide historical background to the general public via Internet TV all digital platforms.

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Floating Sinking Economies? #670-3http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/07/floating-sinking-economies-670-3/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/07/floating-sinking-economies-670-3/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 23:07:58 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7202 The News Behind the news: Scott Minerd says that supporting the economy is the job of  the Fed.  Watch the Program Preview: Guggenheim Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd serves on the Market Advisory Committee to the Federal Reserve. He defends the policy of the Fed to support failing corporations and our Federal government. He […]

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The News Behind the news: Scott Minerd says that supporting the economy is the job of  the Fed. 

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Guggenheim Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd serves on the Market Advisory Committee to the Federal Reserve. He defends the policy of the Fed to support failing corporations and our Federal government. He denies that any foreign governments were bailed out by the Fed.

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An Insider’s Look at the Fed #670-2http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/06/fed-doesnt-need-audit-670-2/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/06/fed-doesnt-need-audit-670-2/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 02:06:41 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7141 The News Behind the news: Scot Minerd claims the Fed is more transparent under the current leadership. Guggenheim Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd serves on the Market Advisory Committee to the Federal Reserve. He is extremely familiar with the operation of the Fed and explains how it was formed, for what purpose it was […]

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The News Behind the news: Scot Minerd claims the Fed is more transparent under the current leadership.

Guggenheim Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd serves on the Market Advisory Committee to the Federal Reserve. He is extremely familiar with the operation of the Fed and explains how it was formed, for what purpose it was formed, and how it conducts its business.

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Senator Mountjoy Tributehttp://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/05/senator-mountjoy-tribute/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/05/senator-mountjoy-tribute/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 23:37:08 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7083 A frequent guest on Full Disclosure, host Leslie Dutton offered this tribute: The News Behind the news: The late Senator, labeled a staunch conservative actually was a man of the people, taking on issues of interest to both sides.   Please enjoy these selected programs featuring Senator Mountjoy: Save Our License Constitutional Amendment Part 1   […]

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The News Behind the news: The late Senator, labeled a staunch conservative actually was a man of the people, taking on issues of interest to both sides.

 

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Save Our License Constitutional Amendment Part 1

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It Began in Secrecy #671-1http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/05/it-began-in-secrecy-671-1/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/05/it-began-in-secrecy-671-1/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 22:34:28 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7076 The News Behind the news: Author G. Edward Griffin claims the Federal Reserve has been a scam on the American people from its founding 100 years ago. Watch the Program Preview: Author G. Edward Griffin explains the history of the Federal Reserve. He points out that it was done in secrecy because it created a […]

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The News Behind the news: Author G. Edward Griffin claims the Federal Reserve has been a scam on the American people from its founding 100 years ago.

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Author G. Edward Griffin explains the history of the Federal Reserve. He points out that it was done in secrecy because it created a banking cartel that would never have been approved by Congress or accepted by the American people.

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A Really Bad Precedent #663-2http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/05/a-really-bad-precedent-663-2/ http://www.fulldisclosure.net/2015/05/a-really-bad-precedent-663-2/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 00:09:43 +0000 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/?p=7062 The News Behind the News: The Bear/Stearns bailout set the stage for expanding the safety net to all the major financial institutions that were in trouble. Watch the Program Preview: Author Vern McKinley explains how the major banks lobbied to get government support for their tremendous losses in the 2007-2008 Great Recession. He identifies the […]

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The News Behind the News: The Bear/Stearns bailout set the stage for expanding the safety net to all the major financial institutions that were in trouble.

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Author Vern McKinley explains how the major banks lobbied to get government support for their tremendous losses in the 2007-2008 Great Recession. He identifies the major players who cried “the sky is falling,” predicting the collapse of the entire world economy if the Federal Government failed to bail them out. In his book, he documents how there was no evidence that the failures of the big banks would have any long term effect on the economy.

 

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