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About Depressing Teen Social Media and Trusting The Biden Administration
On this episode of We’re Not Wrong, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's recent advisory underscores the deep-rooted concern over the mental health effects of excessive social media use among American youth. The advisory revealed a correlation between intensive usage and heightened mental health issues, with troubling data from Meta indicating specific dangers for teenage girls. In response, a call to action has been made to tech companies, policymakers, and parents to foster safer online environments. Amidst these developments, Montana's ban of TikTok raises questions. Is this a prelude to federal regulation?
AND... As the debt ceiling deadline nears, skepticism grows among Republican representatives, led by figures like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), who suspect that the June 1st deadline set by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen may be a pressure tactic to force a debt limit increase. These concerns aren't confined to the right-wing faction of the party, with House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), also expressing doubt about the urgency of the deadline and the White House's negotiation efforts. McHenry has called for a more detailed justification for the June 1st deadline, raising questions about its legitimacy.
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About Sen. Menendez' indictment and Canada01:15:57Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on multiple charges involving bribery by Egyptian officials while chairing the Senate Foreign Relations committee. Should he resign?Canada is accusing India of murdering a Canadian citizen AND celebrated a nazi. What a week, eh?
About Russell Brand and Hasan Minaj01:42:54Russell Brand is at the center of a story alleging rape and sexual assault. The group talks about the state of "insider vs. outsider" media and anonymous sources. Hasan Minaj admits to fabricating details in his stand-up involving racial discrimination. In bounds or too far?
About Union Support (?) and Proud Boy Sentencing01:35:57Support for unions is at an all-time high, but membership remains very low. What's up with that?The former head of the Proud Boys gets 22 years in prison. Is that fair?
About Old People in Congress and Open Borders01:38:42Mitch McConnell sparks another debate about the role of the elderly in politics.Immigration surges in big blue cities complicates the debate about the border for the Democrats.
About Campaign Finance and the Electrical Grid01:38:01A new federal lawsuit could reshape how much money is spent from party committees to campaigns. Does this ruin democracy?Maui County is suing the electric company for the deadly fires. Is it time to nationalize our electric grid?
About the Return of COVID Restrictions and Debates01:40:19COVID cases are on the rise, what metrics should we be watching and are there any that would justify bringing back restrictions?GOP debate time is here. What are the worth of television debates?
About Maui Fires and Trump's GA Indictment01:30:16The Maui Fire uncovers lingering resentment between locals and tourist. Trump's Georgia indictment incites another furious row between our beloved gang.
About Political Polls and China01:39:00Are political polls an accurate way to measure the will of people or a psyop fraud meant to confuse us?Is the United States pushing China and Russia together?
FIXED: About Trump's January 6th Indictment and Conservative Teens01:43:00Donald Trump has been indicted. Again. This time about the events that led up the January 6th confirmation of the 2020 election.The gang discuss if this one will be different. Also, a new polling trend shows that male high school seniors are identifying more as conservative. Why is that?