June 4th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump’s remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests.During a morning press briefing, Esper addressed controversies surrounding Trump’s stance on violence and looting that has broken out across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, coinciding with other peaceful protests.”The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire situations,” Esper said. “We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.”In some states, governors have called for the National Guard to assist police, which does not require the Insurrection Act. Esper said he was “very proud” of the National Guard members who have gone out to help.But Trump has suggested going a step further.
Is America headed for a post-apocalyptic currency collapse? Just when it seemed as though America may be turning the corner after months of lockdown… just when it seemed as though we were on a path to reopening and gradually returning to normalcy… just when the prospects of panic-induced social unrest seemed to be behind us…America’s cities erupted into flames.Antifa and BLM-organized rioting, looting, violence, and mayhem have pushed cities across the country into pandemonium. Even if the insurrections are soon quelled – as President Donald Trump promised to do in a speech in front of the White House on Monday – the consequences won’t soon go away.Some epidemiologists seized on the protests to predict a spike in the spread of the coronavirus due to the gathering of large crowds. They claim the “flattened” curve could begin to steepen all over again.The “experts” may be wrong, as they have often been during this outbreak. The nationwide lockdowns and social distancing rules (beyond isolating the infected and protecting vulnerable populations such as those in nursing homes) may prove to have been “overkill.”The response to pandemic fears, including and especially the economic consequences, certainly contributed to driving some people over the edge. Pent up stress, frustration, boredom, alienation, fear, and other symptoms of cabin fever created the potential for a social conflagration.
Democrats, on coronavirus vaccine, emerge as sheep A new poll from ABC News/Washington Post found 71% of Americans would either definitely or probably take a vaccine against the coronavirus — but that group is comprised mostly of Democrats. By and large, conservatives, Republicans and Christians said they’d refuse.The takeaway? Baa-baa. Much as Democrats like to flash their degrees and present themselves as the intelligent scholars of the crowd while mocking conservatives as backwoods hayseeds, when it comes to a vaccine for the coronavirus, they’re all sheep.Science, long-standing medical practice and government policy dictate a vaccine — any vaccine — takes between 10 and 15 years to develop for safe, effective consumer use.“Vaccine development is a long, complex process, often lasting 10-15 years and involving a combination of public and private involvement,” wrote HistoryOfVaccines.org, an educational website from The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meanwhile, explains the process for vaccine approval as similarly lengthy and complicated, involving several processes and phases — all aimed at ensuring patient safety, some which continue even after licensing is granted.“[M]any vaccines,” CDC wrote, “undergo Phase IV formal, ongoing studies after the vaccine is approved and licensed.”
George Floyd a powder keg for pent-up COVID-19 angst Social protests on behalf of George Floyd have escalated way past the point of peaceful, and now, instead of solemn reflection on the need to weed out policemen-gone-rogue and hold them accountable — quickly — we have mask-wearing thugs with bricks taking to the streets, setting fires and smashing storefront windows, looting luxury goods and flouting the law.This is what happens when an 8-minute video surfaces showing cavalier police with hands in pockets choking out the life of a pleading suspect whose head is trapped between an officer’s knee and pavement.But this is also what happens when you shut down schools, shut down sports, shut down restaurants, shut down malls and stores and places of entertainment and gathering, and lock an entire nation of youth in their homes for weeks and months on end. Video games only entertain for so long.Floyd is proving a powder keg for COVID-19 angst.If Democrats drunk with executive power hadn’t gone so far over the top with their lockdown, stay-at-home, stay-off-the-streets COVID-19 securing of neighborhoods — handing out fines for church-goers, sending police to chase runners at the beach, standing by as officers dragged away subway riders who didn’t wear their face masks and more — well then, maybe some of the thuggery of recent days wouldn’t have occurred.Maybe some of the thuggery could have been contained faster.
Trump Announces Republicans will Pull National Convention out of North Carolina U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday the Republicans will move this year’s national convention from the southeastern state of North Carolina because the governor is refusing to remove restrictions on large events aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. As many as 19,000 people, including delegates and party officials, were expected to gather in Charlotte’s Spectrum Center, home of the city’s National Basketball Association franchise, in late August to nominate President Trump as the party’s candidate in the November presidential election. The president and Republican officials had demanded that Democratic Governor Roy Cooper allow the party to hold a typical full-scale convention, with an arena packed with delegates freely walking around without face masks. But Governor Cooper rejected those demands Tuesday, saying that “a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity” because officials could not be sure of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic when the convention begins.Trump blasted Cooper as “still in Shelter-in-Place Mode” on Twitter late Tuesday night, and said the decision was forcing Republicans “to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.” News outlets say Republican officials will visit Nashville, Tennessee, located more than 600 kilometers west of Charlotte, in their search for a replacement city. Other cities being discussed are the Florida cities of Jacksonville and Orlando; Las Vegas, Nevada; and sites in the southeastern state of Georgia.
Bush Administration Officials Launch Pro-Biden Group The group, named 43 Alumni For Biden, was created Monday. Documents list former Treasury Department official Karen Kirksey as its custodian of records and group’s treasurer.The super PAC, nor Kirksey have issued a statement regarding the effort to propel the presumptive Democrat nominee to the White House.Bush, who has largely avoided politics since leaving office in 2009, has waded back into the public area in recent weeks with a pair of statements regarding the deadly Chinese coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.Earlier Tuesday, Bush, along with the former first lady, Laura Bush, said they were “anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country.”“Yet we have resisted the urge to speak out because this is not the time for us to lecture. It is time for us to listen. It is time for America to examine our tragic failures — and as we do, we will also see some of our redeeming strengths,” the pair added.The former President also condemned widespread looting and violent unrest, saying: “Looting is not liberation, and destruction is not progress.”
Surgisphere: governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and treatments on the basis of flawed data from a little-known US healthcare analytics company, also calling into question the integrity of key studies published in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals.A Guardian investigation can reveal the US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model, has provided data for multiple studies on Covid-19 co-authored by its chief executive, but has so far failed to adequately explain its data or methodology.Data it claims to have legitimately obtained from more than a thousand hospitals worldwide formed the basis of scientific articles that have led to changes in Covid-19 treatment policies in Latin American countries. It was also behind a decision by the WHO and research institutes around the world to halt trials of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine. On Wednesday, the WHO announced those trials would now resume.Two of the world’s leading medical journals – the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine – published studies based on Surgisphere data. The studies were co-authored by the firm’s chief executive, Sapan Desai.
Question of The Day:
Hello I am 20 years old. I was diagnosed with Morphea when I was 8 years old. By the time the diagnosis was made the doctors said that there was nothing that could be done because it was not in an “active” stage and was dormant. The last couple of months it seems that it has resurfaced. It was initially on my left arm, shoulder and chest area. It has now spread to my neck and farther down on my arm.
Any suggestions ?
I understand after reading, watching and listening that vaccines are unsafe. However I NEVER saw any discussion that WHAT can be DONE now to FIX the damage or the side effects or the compromised immune system caused by vaccines so that infants/children can get BACK on TRACK of their healthy life journey. I still never saw this getting discussed. Can you please point me in the right direction from WHERE I can get this help?
I believe I heard Dr. Bell say that he takes Bee Pollen, I was wondering what name brand and how much to take and how often? Also what are the benefits of bee pollen?
I’m beyond frustrated and need some help, please, or maybe just need to vent.
I absolutely HATE having to wear a mask. As it is I am pretty much a prisoner, limited to home and neighborhood walks, rarely going out except for once a week trips to shop. I rarely get sick with colds or flu, now I’m constantly fighting that “uh-oh, feels like a sore throat starting…” that usually comes on after wearing a mask.
I have to tell you I’m using a Silverite mask, but I find that it just gets too warm, I’m constantly pulling it away to catch my breath, and in the end I’m yanking it off my face as I exit the store. My husband on the other hand, apparently has no problem wearing his. Is there something I’m doing wrong, other than being guilty of needing fresh oxygen?
Okay, I guess my rant is done. I don’t really expect an answer to this, just feeling majorly frustrated. I like to travel, was supposed to go back West this spring and wanted to schedule a trip soon for family business. Between getting to the airport, through the airport, on the plane, I don’t see how I can make it work and not have a breakdown. Driving would not be a good option.
Signed, very depressed on the East Coast
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