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TMI 12/15/2023 – Is the Filter Bubble the Wrong Mechanism to Explain Social Media Toxicity?, How Trump’s Project 2025 is a Next Level Disaster for the Climate and more

We’ve reported here on TMI on Eli Pariser’s “Filter Bubble” concept since its debut in 2010 at his Ted talk: the idea that Google was selectively feeding results back to the user that the user agreed with, making it so that one person’s search results were often vastly different than another’s. Mr Pariser pointed out that by putting us all in these Filter Bubbles, we couldn’t agree on what was even factual. A new article published in the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) journal, however, says that is all wrong when applied to social media giants like Facebook, where they aim to increase your focus and time spent there by enhancing the chance of you getting made angry by what you see. We examine these competing concepts.

Then, we go over how the media is gleefully playing up any and all minutiae of Trump’s intentions for his second term except for one key part: how the Project 2025 plan that he’s assimilated is catastrophic for any chance we have to keep the environment from completely collapsing.

Finally, we present an update to a story we went over a few weeks back, putting a spotlight on how the EV infrastructure promised by Biden’s funding in 2021 is FINALLY starting to come to fruition. All this and more on TMI for Friday, December 15, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 11/10/2023 – Earth’s Salt Cycle Has Been Thrown Off Balance, Bill McKibben on Biden’s Environmental Political Opportunity, the Struggle of Making Heavy Equipment Green and more

Just when you’ve firmly wrapped your head around how human activity has upset the climate, causing a crisis in the skies, a new report tells us how, thanks to human activities, the amount of salts on the Earth’s surface are dramatically out of proportion to what would naturally be there without our digging it up, causing further environmental calamity.

Then, Bill McKibben wrote a piece on how President Joe Biden could help not only the planet but his own re-election prospects by NOT allowing new LNG projects to be completed along the Gulf coast. Finally, we look at the struggle of making manufacturing processes “green”. All this and more on TMI for Friday, November 10, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 11/03/2023 – Leonardo Leo Funds Anti-Abortion in Ohio and Beyond, Biden Admin Executive Order Takes On AI, Health Network One Reinvents Profiting Off the Helpless and more

If you’ve never heard of Leonardo Leo and you believe that everyone, uterus-bearing or not, has the right to full bodily autonomy and access to health care (including abortion), then strap yourself in while I give you a quick tour of one of the biggest funders behind the SCOTUS majority that overturned Roe v. Wade and behind fighting Ohio from enacting a State Constitutional Amendment protecting abortion rights.

Then, in an enormous executive order, the Biden Administration is attempting to rein in AI before it is too late on a number of fronts – we examine the effort. Finally, we show how Health Network One has devised a NEW way to take public Medicaid money from Florida while giving Medicaid members WORSE coverage, all in the name of more profits! All this and more on TMI for Friday, November 03, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 09/22/2023 – How Ronald Reagan Planted an Inflation Trap for Joe Biden, Six of Nine Planetary Limits Are Outside the Safe Zone for Humanity, Planned Parenthood of WI to Provide Abortions and more

While Joe Biden campaigns on “Bidenomics”, the rest of us look at the economy and wonder how he and others in the political class of folks in Washington DC could be so out of touch. Turns out, it’s not entirely Biden’s fault, as we discover that a method for looking at inflation begun under Ronald Reagan helps ENSURE that the view from the top is ALWAYS rosier than the one from our home towns.

Then, an analysis of thousands of scientific studies, done to judge how the Earth is doing in nine essential metrics for humanity’s continuation, shows that of those nine limits for life to remain sustainable here, six of them have been breached. Finally, we give the glad news that, due to legal challenges showing the 1849 “ban” on abortion in Wisconsin is shaky at best, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has returned to providing the vital health care service of abortion. All this and more on TMI for Friday, September 22, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 09/01/2023 – BEST OF TMI – Barbie is About Liberation For All!; “There’s No Right to a Sustainable Climate”; Be Alarmed by “Don’t Panic” People; Masking is a Right and more

THIS IS A REBROADCAST OF TMI WITH ALDOUS TYLER FROM AUGUST 25, 2023! ENJOY!

Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” movie has been maligned since it debuted as being a film that is full of hate for men. We note that this distortion is from an inability to see the real message the film sends to men everywhere: be free to be who YOU are. Could it be that the key to a better world starts with you? Find out.

Next, we look at the national version of the climate lawsuit that won its right to its day in court in Montana. Filed during the Obama Administration, that DOJ as well as Trump’s and Bidens have all said the same thing: you have no right to a sustainable climate. Then, we look at the growing problem of those who use the “don’t panic” motto until the problem is too big to be ignored, and often too late to be. Finally, we go over how, thanks to airborne diseases, you always have a right to wear a mask. All this and more on TMI for Friday, August 25, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 08/25/2023 – Barbie is About Liberation For Women… and Men!; Obama, Trump and Biden: “There’s No Right to a Sustainable Climate”; Be Alarmed by “Don’t Panic” People; Masking is a Right and more

Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” movie has been maligned since it debuted as being a film that is full of hate for men. We note that this distortion is from an inability to see the real message the film sends to men everywhere: be free to be who YOU are. Could it be that the key to a better world starts with you? Find out.

Next, we look at the national version of the climate lawsuit that won its right to its day in court in Montana. Filed during the Obama Administration, that DOJ as well as Trump’s and Bidens have all said the same thing: you have no right to a sustainable climate. Then, we look at the growing problem of those who use the “don’t panic” motto until the problem is too big to be ignored, and often too late to be. Finally, we go over how, thanks to airborne diseases, you always have a right to wear a mask. All this and more on TMI for Friday, August 25, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 12/24/2021 – Build Back Better Busted by Big Bad Bureaucrats, Universal Expansion Outpaces Previous Predictions, Koch Hijacks COVID Conversations, More

Right on cue, Senators Sinema and Manchin show President Biden that his supposed ability to know how to get things done in DC is sorely outdated, as his Build Back Better bill gets halted by the latest rotating villains in the Democratic Party. Then, astrophysicists were pretty dang certain they had a firm grasp on how fast the universe was expanding, until new recalculations show the cosmos spreading apart at a rate previously unheard of. Finally, there may be only one Koch brother left alive, but he and his money have been poured into higher education – not a good thing when the goal of these funds is to set up think tanks designed to show that lockdowns, social distancing, masking and more were “a debacle”. All this and more on TMI for Friday, December 24, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 04/02/2021 – Amazon Fights Unionization, American Democracy Stressed by 2020 Election

As efforts by the workforce at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama facility to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union ramp up, Amazon has been engaging in dirty tactics to frighten, intimidate and bully their workers out of voting yes. While these tactics are used far too commonly nationwide against unions. Amazon was using their immense power to involve local police, the postal service and more.

Then, we examine how the tumultuous election of 2020 has strained the very structure of democracy here in the United States, and where these weak points can cause future trouble. All this and more on TMI for Friday April 2, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 03/12/2021 – Trump’s Traps to Trip Biden, Corporate Anti-Climate Spending Exposed, Billionaires Capture the Wealth We Need

Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” but conversely filled Washington DC with people loyal not to doing their job the best they can or to a sense of service to the Constitution, but to him and him alone. Finding these people and replacing them has become a major chore for the Biden administration, and we’ll discuss how.

Then: recent investigations into the tax filings of corporations, many of whom TALK about wanting to be greener, show that they give plenty of money to foundations, PACs and politicians whose aims are completely the opposite. Finally, we go over how billionaires could all STILL remain billionaires while having enough money put back into society to fund everything we need: infrastructure renewal, universal health care, ALL of it. They just DON’T WANT TO. All this and more on TMI for Friday, March 12, 2021! Listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 02/05/2021 – Go Big with Carl Gibson, Ho-hum COVID disaster, ICE has gone rogue

Friend of the program Carl Gibson of https://www.classwardaily.com/​ joins us to discuss how the Democratic Congress and Presidency have an enormous opportunity to make a real difference… or, history shows, be destroyed. Also, Carl tells us how his recent stock purchase is going.

Next, we compare the horrific daily death totals for COVID-19 aren’t making us bat an eye, even as they stack up against and tower over other individual disastrous days in the history of America. We discuss why.

Finally, we review how ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) seems to be operating against orders at virtually every turn since Joe Biden took office, and what effect that is having on innocent lives. All that and more on TMI for Friday, February 5, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!