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Blame the hostage-takers, not your fellow hostages

The Recovering Liberal

Release Date: 07/07/2022

Is Big Insurance the Big Bad Wolf of Healthcare? show art Is Big Insurance the Big Bad Wolf of Healthcare?

The Recovering Liberal

This episode provides a peek behind the curtain of big insurance, the vast amount of control they possess over the healthcare system, and how this ultimately heavily influences patient care and outcomes.   Reality check - how is the U.S. doing in terms of healthcare, compared to other developed nations? U.S. maternal death rate is higher than any other developed country and has been rising since 2000: Same with infant mortality, which is 71% higher than the comparable country average: Other not-so-promising stats:     Buckle up for a tour of what big insurance controls, how...

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Tell us the whole truth about boosters show art Tell us the whole truth about boosters

The Recovering Liberal

Lucky number 13! How are boosters, and the vaccine overall, working to prevent serious cases of COVID-19? A quick internet search will STILL return a slew of articles praising vaccine efficacy and trashing the half of Americans who still haven’t gotten in line and gotten vaccinated or boosted (if you’re an anti-vaxxer, the narrative is still that this is all your fault).   So here are just a few of the stories about how boosters are actually working (or rather, NOT working) so that you don’t have to dig so far to find what you need to make an informed decision.   Denmark’s...

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What's with the death rate increase & birth rate decrease... show art What's with the death rate increase & birth rate decrease...

The Recovering Liberal

Arguably, the best data we have are all-cause mortality rates and birth rates. Because these numbers are the most “it is what it is” and the least susceptible to political tinkering.   The mortality and birth rate trends in highly vaccinated countries are providing us with signals that the scientific community at-large should be looking into on our behalf. The media seemed to only care about posting daily death counts when COVID deaths were increasing. Now that COVID deaths are no longer moving in an upward motion, yet deaths overall ARE moving in an upward motion, where’s the...

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The truth about COVID-19 vaccines show art The truth about COVID-19 vaccines

The Recovering Liberal

Alex Berenson was banned from Twitter for the last year+ for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, particularly about the vaccine. He was recently reinstated because he proved in court that everything he said was correct. He furthermore has a first amendment case on his hands, as emails released show that Twitter was pressured by the Biden Administration to ban him.   So what did he say that scared the United States government so much that they unconstitutionally pressured (allegedly) big tech to silence him?   #misinformation #covid19 #vaccine

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The misinformation police are gonna getcha! show art The misinformation police are gonna getcha!

The Recovering Liberal

Is DANGEROUS MISINFORMATION the average joe questioning a narrative on twitter, or is misinformation really dangerous when disseminated from an "official" position of power, when their own political and financial interests are tied up in that very topic? White House COVID-19 vaccine misinformation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2021/07/16/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-jen-psaki-july-16-2021/ Big Pharma Antidepressant misinformation: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jul/20/scientists-question-widespread-use-of-antidepressants-after-survey-on-serotonin...

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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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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.