July 8th, 2021 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:
Former Planned Parenthood CEO: Vaccination Not ‘Individual Decision’ “Vaccination isn’t just an individual decision, but one that affects the health of others – including those already vaccinated,” wrote the former CEO of Planned Parenthood in a column at the Washington Post Tuesday. Dr. Leana Wen, who also once served as Baltimore’s health commissioner, scolded President Joe Biden for missing “an important opportunity” – a White House event on Independence Day – to mandate COVID vaccinations for all attendees. Wen criticized Biden’s COVID-19 Coordinator, Jeff Zients, who referred to vaccination as an “individual choice” while appearing on CNN: This feeds into a “live and let live” attitude that has been used to question why someone should care about another person’s vaccination status. After all, if vaccines protect the person receiving it, then why should they care if others choose not to have it? Wen said she is concerned about young children, such as her own, who are not yet eligible to receive COVID vaccines, but could come into contact with unvaccinated people.
The Kids Are Not Alright! Two Thirds of UK Millennials, Gen Z Support Socialism While the Conservative Party has enjoyed over 11 years in power and the left-wing Labour Party continues to flounder at the ballot box, a new study has shown that socialism appears to have gained a strong foothold with the younger generations of Britons. Research conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has found that over two-thirds of Millenials and Generation Z in the UK would prefer to live under a socialist economic system than the free market system currently enjoyed in Britain. According to the report, Left Turn Ahead? Surveying Attitudes of Young People Towards Capitalism and Socialism, 67 per cent of younger Brits said they would rather have socialist rule and 75 per cent agree with the statement that “socialism is a good idea, but it has failed in the past because it has been badly done”. “The cliché that ‘real socialism has never been tried’ is not just a cliché: it is also the mainstream opinion among Millennials and Zoomers,” the report noted. The younger Brits, many of whom were born after the fall of the Soviet Union, associate the term ‘socialist’ with positive terms such as ‘workers’, ‘public’, ‘equal’ and ‘fair’. The report noted that very few associate socialism with the term ‘failure’, despite the previous century of socialist governments leading to economic devastation, mass starvation, and democide (the murder of people by their own government).
Psaki on Door-to-Door Vaccination Effort: ‘This Is About Protecting People and Saving Lives’ On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki sounded off on the recently announced door-to-door vaccination effort to help combat the new Delta variant of COVID-19. During an interview with CNN’s “New Day,” Psaki said that the Biden administration’s role as the federal government is to “protect the American people and save lives.” “[W]hat we’re trying to do here as the federal government protect the American people and save lives, prevent people from getting COVID and the coronavirus, and what we’ve seen over the course of the last several months is that one of the biggest barriers is access and people knowing when they can get the vaccine, where they can get the vaccine, the efficacy and the safety of the vaccine,” Psaki advised. “It’s up to every individual to decide whether they’re going to get vaccinated, but especially as we’re seeing reports from the CDC about the rise of the Delta variant, one of the most transmissible variants we have seen there, this is about protecting people and saving lives. That’s a role we’re going to continue to play from the federal government.”
Hillary Clinton Claims Election Integrity Bills Are Move Toward ‘White Supremacist Authoritarianism’ Former Secretary of State and twice-failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed Wednesday that Republican-led voter integrity bills in several states represent a “clear attempt to move away from a pluralistic, multi-racial democracy and toward white supremacist authoritarianism.” The Hill notes notes: Clinton’s comments come amid a widespread effort in GOP-led states — including Georgia, Florida and Arizona —to pass limits on mail-in voting, new voter ID requirements and other restrictions in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. At least 14 states enacted 22 new laws between Jan. 1 and May 14 of this year that limit voting access, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. “Each of these proposals disproportionately prevents people of color from casting their ballots, and each is egregious in its own right,” Clinton wrote in an op-ed for Democracy Docket. “Much of the blame for this backsliding rests with the Supreme Court, which, thanks to the election of President Trump, is even more hostile to voting rights today than it was when it gutted a crucial provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. But the problem is more insidious,” she added.
Question of The Day!
Help me…I’m Canadian and my Prime Minister is a tyrant. Any advice on what country to move to?
Stacy “the not feeling patriotic” Canadian
The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present
Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation’s foremost experts on constitutional and administrative law and has practiced before the federal courts and agencies for thirty-five years. In The Authoritarians, Emord reveals the untold story and largely hidden practices of Authoritarians who have worked inside the United States government to undermine the Constitution and override rights protections since the earliest days of the Progressive Era. Emord traces the intellectual origins of Authoritarianism to its Hegelian roots in Germany. He shows how legions of academics, trained to hate the American system of government, became predominant in the major universities of America, entered government as top advisors, and successfully orchestrated an overthrow of the Constitution’s limits on power which put the rights of individuals in jeopardy from the Progressive Era through the New Deal to today. In The Authoritarians, readers learn how Authoritarians endorsed forced sterilization of 60,000 American citizens whom they deemed “undesirable” and “unfit”. Readers also learn how Authoritarians selectively created monopolies and overcame the constitutional limits on government power the Founding Fathers put in the Constitution to prevent tyranny, thus ushering in the foundation for a socialist state.
In The Authoritarians, Emord reveals the lies told by advocates of the Black Lives Matter organization, Antifa, and the 1619 Project. He presents the startling fact that the first slaves in the Jamestown Colony in 1619 were not blacks, but whites and that in the antebellum South slave owners were not only white, but black. Readers also learn the inherent failings of socialism; the tremendous cost it imposes on human lives; and the grave threat to the survival and success of liberty and justice in America posed by Authoritarians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Ed Markey, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris. The Authoritarians unveils a detailed strategy for restoring constitutional protection for individual rights and fending off the horrors of a socialist tidal wave now drenching America.
Hour 2 – Special Guest – Ula Tinsley
Ula Tinsley aka Autism Mama Bear is a passionate autism advocate, featured writer at and a talk show host on Autism Mama Bear Talk. She’s been raising autism awareness on a local and national level since 2010, when her son was diagnosed with a regressive form of autism. After gaining more experience and knowledge about different ways of treating ASD, she’s been supporting and consulting other families living with autism. Her latest project, Autism Mama Bear Talk, is a fast-paced interview show bringing informative and everyday inspiring stories from leading autism advocates, self-advocates, parents and medical experts.
Study: Over-the-counter pain meds linked to increased risks in pregnancy Women who use over-the-counter painkillers during pregnancy are 1.5-times more likely to have a baby with health problems compared with mothers who do not take these drugs, though the risk is relatively low, according to a study presented Wednesday. Those who use common analgesics such as aspirin and ibuprofen also are at higher risk for preterm delivery, stillbirth or neonatal death, data presented during the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting showed. The risk is not significant enough to warrant recommending against their use for all pregnant women, but expectant mothers with other risk factors for these outcomes may want to consider limiting their intake of these drugs, the researchers said. “Expectant mothers should not be concerned to use over-the-counter painkillers in moderation when they are in need,” study co-author Aikaterini Zafeiri told UPI in an email.
Air pollution during pregnancy may affect growth of newborn babies Maternal exposure to air pollution during pregnancy has often been linked to adverse effects on the health of the newborn. However, there are very few studies on the subject. A study conducted at the UPV/EHU has just concluded in a paper published in the journal Environmental Research that the stages most sensitive to air pollution are the early and late months of pregnancy. According to studies in recent years, air pollution affects the thyroid. Thyroid hormones are essential for regulating fetal growth and metabolism, and play an important role in neurological development. Thyroxine (T4) is the main thyroid hormone that is circulating and the thyroid-stimulating hormone is TSH. At 48 hours newborn babies undergo a heel prick test in which thyroxine and TSH levels in the blood are measured. In fact, if the balance of these thyroid hormones is not right, the risk of developing serious diseases increases. That is why, “this study set out to analyze the relationship between atmospheric pollution during pregnancy and the level of thyroxine in the newborn”, explained Amaia Irizar-Loibide, a researcher in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Getting enough sun could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer Although sunbathing can potentially be bad for your skin, a new study finds catching enough rays may help lower your risk of one particular type of cancer. Researchers at the University of California-San Diego say a lack of exposure to ultraviolet light can raise someone’s chances of developing colorectal cancer. In contrast, soaking up the sun increases levels of vitamin D, which protects against the disease. The findings come from a study of cancer cases and mortality rates from across the world. That review discovered individuals in countries that get less sun tend to have higher rates of colon cancer. “Differences in UVB light accounted for a large amount of the variation we saw in colorectal cancer rates, especially for people over age 45,” says co-author Dr. Raphael Cuomo in a media release. There are two types of ultraviolet rays that reach the Earth’s surface, UVA and UVB light. Both can cause skin cancer, but UVB is the main source for vitamin D — which strengthens bones, muscles, and even teeth. However, estimates show over four in 10 U.S. adults have a vitamin D deficiency. “Although this is still preliminary evidence, it may be that older individuals, in particular, may reduce their risk of colorectal cancer by correcting deficiencies in vitamin D,” Dr. Cuomo adds.
Could Too Many Antibiotics Raise Your Odds for Colon Cancer? Antibiotics may increase the risk of colon cancer, especially in younger people, U.K. researchers report. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to link antibiotic use with the growing risk of early-onset colon cancer — a disease which has been increasing at a rate of at least 3% per year over the last two decades,” said study co-author Sarah Perrott, a cancer researcher at the University of Aberdeen. The researchers’ comparison of data from nearly 8,000 people in Scotland with colon and rectal cancer to folks without the disease found an association between antibiotic use and an increased risk of colon cancer at all ages. The study found significant age-related differences, however. Antibiotic use was linked with a nearly 50% higher risk of colon cancer in folks under age 50, and a 9% higher risk in older people. In younger people, antibiotic use was linked to cancers in the colon’s right side. Quinolones and sulfonamides/trimethoprim — antibiotics used to treat a wide range of infections — were associated with these cancers. The study doesn’t prove antibiotics cause these cancers, only that there appears to a link. But the researchers said their findings add to concerns about the effects of an estimated 65% increase in worldwide antibiotic use between 2000 and 2015.
Chemo shown to upset gut microbes in cancer patients New research from SAHMRI and Flinders University has shown myelosuppressive chemotherapy destabilises gut microbiome in patients with solid organ cancers. The study led by infectious diseases expert and clinical microbiologist, Dr. Lito Papanicolas, assessed the gut health of men and women who underwent conventional chemotherapy on cancers, such as breast and lung cancer, without exposure to
antibiotics. “We know that myelosuppressive chemotherapy reduces white blood cell count significantly during the first seven to ten days of treatment, making the body more vulnerable to infection,” Dr. Papanicolas said. “In this study we focused on how much the individual’s microbiome changed over this
period, when the bacteria are most likely to cause infection.” Analysis of participants’ gut microbiome prior to and during chemotherapy revealed significant changes. This included an increase in bacteria that can cause serious and even potentially life-threatening, infections in cancer patients.
Keto diet may help brain tumor patients recover, study finds A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet boosts recovery in people undergoing treatment for brain tumors, according to a study published Wednesday by the journal Neurology. The ketogenic, or keto, diet, which typically includes meat, fish, eggs, nuts and healthy oils, is safe for people with brain tumors called astrocytomas, researchers said. Study participants who completed radiation treatment and chemotherapy and changed their diets saw changes in the metabolism in the body and the brain. While these effects were seen from the diet, researchers caution that the study was not designed to determine whether the diet slows tumor growth or improves survival in people treated for brain tumors. “These cancer cells rely on glucose, or sugar, to divide and grow. Since the ketogenic diet is low in sugar, the body changes what it uses for energy — instead of carbohydrates, it uses what are called ketones,” study co-author Dr. Roy E. Strowd said in a press release. “Normal brain cells can survive on ketones, but the theory is that cancer cells cannot use ketones for energy,” said Strowd,a neurologist and oncologist at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.
5-Minute Daily Breathing Exercise May Equal Meds in Lowering Blood Pressure A quick daily “workout” for the breathing muscles may help people lower their blood pressure to a similar degree as exercise or even medication, a small study suggests. The technique is called inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST), and it involves using a device that provides resistance as the user inhales — essentially working out the diaphragm and other breathing muscles. Researchers found that over six weeks, the exercises lowered study participants’ blood pressure by nine points, on average. And all it took was five minutes of training per day, said lead researcher Daniel Craighead, an assistant research professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. There are caveats, he said: Study participants had higher-than-normal blood pressure but were healthy. It’s unclear how well the technique would work for people in poorer health. There’s also the question of how long the benefits last, Craighead said, though this study turned up some encouraging results. Even after the training ended, most of the blood pressure reductions were sustained for another six weeks.