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BEST OF TMI 01/19/2024 – How AOC’s Championing the Green New Deal in Congress Soured Her on Activist Support, Why a “Free Speech Specialist” Law Firm is Fighting Climate Activists’ Free Speech and more

(This is a rebroadcast of the 1/12/2024 episode)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to Washington hot to make change in a place devoted to preserving the capitalist status quo, often at the expense of everyone not rich enough to buy congressional influence. We look at how the combination of her rebuke from the powers that be and the fickleness of the more particular forces she wanted to represent pushed her away from continuing to fight for the ideals of the Green New Deal, even as it took flight internationally.

Then, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is famous for fighting for First Amendment protected political speech… so long as you’re wealthy enough to pay for it. That means that Big Oil has been quite successful in twisting that firm’s speciality into a weapon against environmental protest. All this and more on TMI for Friday, January 19, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 01/12/2024 – How AOC’s Championing the Green New Deal in Congress Soured Her on Activist Support, Why a “Free Speech Specialist” Law Firm is Fighting Climate Activists’ Free Speech and more

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to Washington hot to make change in a place devoted to preserving the capitalist status quo, often at the expense of everyone not rich enough to buy congressional influence. We look at how the combination of her rebuke from the powers that be and the fickleness of the more particular forces she wanted to represent pushed her away from continuing to fight for the ideals of the Green New Deal, even as it took flight internationally.

Then, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is famous for fighting for First Amendment protected political speech… so long as you’re wealthy enough to pay for it. That means that Big Oil has been quite successful in twisting that firm’s speciality into a weapon against environmental protest. All this and more on TMI for Friday, January 12, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 08/04/2023 – Bernie’s Call to Climate Action vs. the GOP House’s Climate Sabotage, Food Waste Reduction Can Have a Rebound Effect and more

We start by going through some email received, including one from Senator Bernie Sanders, where the Independent from Vermont looks at the Climate Crisis and asks “how did we get here?” More, he answers that same question with an overview of who knew this would happen, and for how long they’ve known. We then compare that with how the annual budget bills in Congress are being poisoned by GOP House members against taking action to fix the Climate Crisis.

Then we take a look at a new study of food waste reduction – not just the immediate impact that it would have on lowering the amount of food needed to feed people the way we are now, but also the rebound effect from there being more supply in the food chain. Finally, we go over how a focus on recycling (versus redcing and reusing) is not even remotely the best way to go about things. All this and more on TMI for Friday, August 04, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 10/29/2021 – Trump Administration and GOP Congressional Connections to Jan 6th Capitol Attack Confirmed, and how the ACEP Profiteers off of ER Visits

Rolling Stone published a blockbuster investigation that directly connects a number of GOP Congresspeople and the Trump Administration itself to the planning of the Capitol Attack of January 6th, 2021 – we go over the report in detail.

Then, if you wondered how Emergency Room visits get to be so expensive, a lobbying group called the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have spent decades now twisting the regulations and then flouting even THOSE to make an illegal profit for the capitalists who back it. All that and much more on TMI for Friday, October 29, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 09/17/2021 – Delta Breaks Through the NY Times’ Bad Statistics, How to Tell the ‘Build America Act’ Apart From the ‘Build Back Better Act’

Adding to the long list of publications and sources that MUST be double-checked before reporting from, the New York Times published an article citing bad numbers for the chances of getting a breakthrough COVID infection as if they were valid. According to that, you had a 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 10,000 chance of getting a breakthrough COVID-19 infection if you were already vaccinated, a number that was ludicrously off the day it was published and continues to be more inaccurate as the pandemic rages on. We examine how they arrived at these figures, and what the real chances are. Please get vaccinated, as doing so makes it much more likely you won’t DIE when you catch COVID-19, but please also stay socially distant and masked for your own safety.

Also, we talk about the Build America Act and its’ reconciliation bill, the Build Back Better Act, and how it is imperative the two are not allowed to be separated. All this and more on TMI with Aldous Tyler for Friday, September 17, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media.

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TMI 07/16/2021 – Why CRT is Under Attack in K-12, The Unreal Cost of American Infrastructure, and What GOP Obstruction in Congress Means for Next Two Years

Given the complete ignorance almost everyone in the United States has about Critical Race Theory (except, of course, listeners of TMI), why is there such an outcry against it being taught in grade school? We examine. Then, we compare how little other countries spend compared to the USA for what amounts to better infrastructure, and why this is normally the case? Finally, we chart out the most likely course for the GOP and its devotion to Congressional obstruction over the next two years. All this and much more on TMI for Friday, July 16, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!