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Leave our guns alone, please.

The Recovering Liberal

Release Date: 07/01/2022

Are we in an economic recession, transition, or something else? show art Are we in an economic recession, transition, or something else?

The Recovering Liberal

Words are hard, apparently. The white house is doing everything in its power to avoid adopting the "r" word, and record-low July unemployment numbers are being propped up as PROOF that we are not, in fact, in a recession. Biden has gone so far as to say that "more people are working than at any point in American history." Yikes. That one isn't true, but this episode focuses on understanding employment numbers, as well as the bigger picture of economic indicators. What do YOU think? Is our economy doing okay from your perspective? How is your community doing and feeling? What do you think about...

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A few important stories corporate media finds unimportant show art A few important stories corporate media finds unimportant

The Recovering Liberal

Given a media landscape dominated by all the same stuff and all the same agendas, here are a few stories I find important. None of the facts stories, of course, benefit the political and corporate interests funding the media. Farmers getting screwed - why independent farmers around the world are protesting and losing their sh$t Indiana shooting - how a story about a “good guy with a gun” quickly became a story about how “good guy with a gun is really a myth so let’s move on”   Child trafficking and drug trafficking - just a glimpse of the absolute human rights horrors...

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Political Corruption: A non-partisan issue we can all recognize show art Political Corruption: A non-partisan issue we can all recognize

The Recovering Liberal

In this episode, I pick on Nancy Pelosi as just ONE example of a long-term corrupt politician. She happens to be on the left side of the aisle, but I chose this topic to illustrate something we generally all KNOW exists but don't necessarily see in full view. Why? I discuss a few possible explanations: 1. Tachychinine in our brains, fueled by social isolation and probably partly responsible for the increased polarization and aggression. I offer a theory on the role of this brain chemical in the resistance to seeing truths that may disparage someone on your preferred side of the political...

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Blame the hostage-takers, not your fellow hostages show art Blame the hostage-takers, not your fellow hostages

The Recovering Liberal

The principle I'm operating off of here is this: If our jobs, finances, choices, social lives, economic freedoms and general rights to equal participation in society are being held hostage until we all comply with a medical intervention...The problem isn't whether or not the hostages comply with the demands. The problem is that the hostage-taker has the power to make those demands.  Let's talk about banding together and taking the keys back. It is, after all, supposed to be OUR house. This isn't a partisan principle. It's a basic human one.

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Leave our guns alone, please. show art Leave our guns alone, please.

The Recovering Liberal

I bought the characterization of the "gun situation" hook, line and sinker...you know, the one that positions "common sense gun laws" as something that will work for the greater good, and positions gun rights advocates as gun-slinging, rebel-flag-wearing crazies. I bought it. And I'm no idiot. I bought it because I played into the hands of the manipulators of both emotions and of data. Here I discuss that BS liberal narrative and the sneaky shenanigans that pervert real data to support the BS narrative that advocates for stricter gun control and diverts attention away from difficult-to-solve...

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Can you be pro-life and pro-choice at the same time? show art Can you be pro-life and pro-choice at the same time?

The Recovering Liberal

This is a tough one. Especially when you see both sides. But that's the problem...the majority of the voices speaking on this issue are decidedly pro-life or decidedly pro-choice, and it doesn't leave much room for the consideration of the massive gray area in the abortion conversation. I don't have all the answers to the policy or legislation questions, but I do have some understanding of how it can help to look at the uglier parts of this conversation that the mainstream voices tend to shield us from. I'd like to get past the emotional manipulation and have a real discussion.

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The attack on nicotine has nothing to do with public health show art The attack on nicotine has nothing to do with public health

The Recovering Liberal

The government, courtesy of the Biden administration and the FDA, is coming hard for nicotine. But why? Because nicotine makes cigarettes addictive, and cigarettes are bad for you? Because that reasoning seems to check out, right? Wrong. The government doesn't care about how addictive cigarettes and vapes are. If they did, they wouldn't be going after nicotine, because similar policies in countries like Canada have proven that reducing nicotine levels just leads to more smoking, turning to more harmful alternatives, and ultimately WORSE public health. So what do they care about? Let's look at...

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Inventing & Perfecting Conflicts of Interest show art Inventing & Perfecting Conflicts of Interest

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In the first "official" episode, we take a quick tour of history and how the tobacco industry wrote the playbook for creating and leveraging conflicts of interest to manipulate science, media, government and ultimately...consumers.   If they are invented this art form, Big Pharma has perfected it.   Here is the white paper referenced throughout this episode, entitled "Inventing Conflicts of Interest: A History of Tobacco Industry Tactics:" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3490543/   For a full deep-dive into the world's largest and most profitable drug cartel (aka...

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TRL 01: What is a recovering liberal? show art TRL 01: What is a recovering liberal?

The Recovering Liberal

Welcome to The Recovering Liberal, with Tamara Young. Tamara is a boring, average, everyday American mom. Join her as she shares her journey from staunch left-winged liberalism, to NOT that, and the truths she's uncovered along the way.

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I bought the characterization of the "gun situation" hook, line and sinker...you know, the one that positions "common sense gun laws" as something that will work for the greater good, and positions gun rights advocates as gun-slinging, rebel-flag-wearing crazies. I bought it. And I'm no idiot. I bought it because I played into the hands of the manipulators of both emotions and of data. Here I discuss that BS liberal narrative and the sneaky shenanigans that pervert real data to support the BS narrative that advocates for stricter gun control and diverts attention away from difficult-to-solve socioeconomic and mental health problems, by claiming they are actually gun problems. Spoiler alert: They aren't gun problems. The real enemy of our public safety? Making gun ownership more difficult.