Episode

10/13 Sam Live From The Mass Torts Conference, Las Vegas! Day 1

October 13, 2022

Sam is coming to us LIVE from the Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! Sam is coming to us LIVE from the Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! He and Emma quickly run through updates on the $1 Billion in damages for Sandy Hook parents suing Alex Jones and his recent appearance on Crowder detailing why he thinks it won’t matter. Then, Sam has three separate sit-downs with tort lawyers from the law firm Levin Papantonio Rafferty to discuss what cases they’re bringing against what corporations, and how they plan to argue against these businesses’ feigned ignorance. First, Kimberly Adams joins as she dives into her defense of human trafficking victims against the businesses that consciously profited off of their exploitation, including hotel and motel chains and social media companies like Twitter and Snapchat. Adams then tackles how these businesses get wrapped up in the trade of human beings, how it becomes a consistent source of profit, and how she plans to establish that there is truly no reason these companies would have been ignorant of the ongoing violence against minors and other humans, before wrapping up by walking through the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and how social media platforms use it to shield themselves from accountability for the content they profit off of. Next, Sam is joined by Chelsie Green as she contextualizes her case against the manufacturers of Pure Follical Substances (PFoS, known as a “forever chemical”) within her firm’s history of challenging this public health issue that was known about internally since as early as the 1970s. They also tackle the mass proliferation of the use of these chemicals over the next few decades, particularly in the firefighting and military industries, before concluding by discussing the long-term process that this case will entail and what stages are next up. Lastly, Sam talks with Emmie Paulos about her suit against Meta/Facebook and their side companies like Instagram (though also likely to involve other platforms in the future) for knowingly channeling children into social media addiction with the knowledge that there were massive long-term detriments to their mental health – from eating disorders and self-harm to suicidal ideation and attempts. Next, they walk through the process through which these companies internally acknowledge the extreme nature of their algorithms and the impact they were having – not to combat it but rather to further exploit it – and the impact of last year’s Meta whistle-blower on moving this case forwards. They finish off their discussion with a greater analysis of the CDA and how to combat the exploitation of children by Big Tech.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss the astonishingly late news of Tulsi Gabbard’s exit from the Democratic Party, appearing on Joe Rogan to discuss the democratic cult insisting on passing nonexistent legislation to trans your kids, Dennis Prager defends incest from secular monsters, and Blake Masters gets questioned by Fox on his election allegiances. They also tackle the wildly ableist bipartisan hit pieces from CNN, MSNBC, and Fox on progressive John Fetterman, watching notoriously anti-progressive Chris Matthews return to NBC to ridicule his auditory processing issues and Tucker Carlson’s proclamation that Fetterman will be hacked. Ben Shapiro continues his nuanced takes on anti-semitism from conservatives, plus, your IMs!

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