Aug 1, 2019 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:
Michael Moore urges Michelle Obama to run against Trump Filmmaker Michael Moore said in a new interview that there is only one candidate up to the challenge to “crush” President Trump in 2020, “and her last name rhymes with Obama.” “In fact, it is Obama — Michelle Obama,” Moore said on MSNBC. “Everybody watching this right now knows she is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him.” Moore said it is not enough to have a Democratic candidate who will defeat Trump, noting that his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, won 3 million more votes nationwide.
Americans at long last awakening to dangers, darkness of Big Tech A new survey from Pew Research shows that the number of Americans who view Big Tech through star-studded eyes has fallen the last four years — by 21%, no less. It’s about time people take off the blinders on emerging technology and see the cool toys and shiny gadgets and data-driven breakthroughs for what they also represent: constitutional dings and privacy nightmares. By the numbers: In 2015, just at 71% of Americans believed technology companies represented positives for the country. Now? Only 50% of Americans say similarly. That’s a 21-point tumble. And deservedly so. These emerging technologies, brought forward in large part by social media giants that have been outed for bias, hold some serious keys to power over people’s lives. Rely on YouTube for income? Better not be a conservative. Need Facebook to help spread the word about your research? Better not bring up anything negative about sharia — or Islam. Turn to Twitter to share findings from the medical world? Better not pass along pro-life posts that out abortion for the atrocity it is.
POLL: Less than half of students say US is most powerful country A new poll shows that about three in ten American college students say that China is more powerful than the U.S. The survey, conducted by College Pulse, collected responses from over 27,000 college students. Altogether, 8,394 respondents (30 percent) claimed that China, not the U.S., is the most powerful country in the world. China was the second-most selected nation in the poll, trailing only the U.S. Although the U.S. won the plurality of votes, it received just under half of the total responses (48 percent) from survey participants. Other notable nations include Russia (six percent), the United Kingdom (four percent), and Germany (three percent). Campus Reform has previously conducted interviews with college students, some of whom have said that America is not the greatest country in the world.
China plans to let victims sue vaccine makers for punitive damages after string of scandals China is planning new laws that would allow people to sue drug makers for punitive damages in cases of death or serious illness caused by faulty vaccines. The draft Vaccine Management Law, posted online for public consultation on Sunday night, follows the country’s largest vaccine safety scandal earlier this year. The State Administration for Market Regulation said past scandals have exposed numerous flaws in supervision and in vaccine production and distribution. The new legislation is designed to establish a long-term supervision system by integrating articles from different pieces of legislation. The new legislation allows patients and families to sue vaccine makers and distributors for punitive damages if they knowingly sell faulty vaccines that cause death or serious illness.
“Law and Order” Conservatives Reject the Rule of Law in Favor of Federal Death U.S. Attorney General Robert Barr recently ordered the reinstatement of the federal death penalty, ending a 16-year pause in executions at the federal level. The Department of Justice announcement brought cheers of support from “Constitutional Law-and-Order Conservatives” whose desire to “uphold the law” trumps their desire to uphold the federal limitations set forth in the Constitution itself. The Department of Justice said the decision was made in relation to “five death-row inmates convicted of murdering, and in some cases, torturing and raping, the most vulnerable in our society – children and the elderly.” Claiming “We owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system,” it appears that Mr. Barr has forgotten the Oath he took to uphold the Constitution, which delegated to the general government authority to punish three crimes: counterfeiting (Article I, section 8, clause 6), piracies on the high seas (Article I, section 8, clause 10) and treason (Article III, section 3).
Former football player sues Roundup weedkiller maker Former NFL player Merril Hoge has always been extremely health-conscious — even avoiding drugs and alcohol. That’s why his cancer diagnosis was especially shocking to him. The 54-year-old is now joining thousands of people suing the company behind Roundup, a popular weed killer with a chemical linked to cancer. In a , Hoge said he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a “direct result of being exposed” to the herbicide. The company behind Roundup says its product does not cause cancer. The former running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2003 and was declared cancer-free five years later after undergoing intense chemotherapy. He described the treatment as something you can feel “literally scream through your veins, hit every part of your body. The burns, the hair loss, the fatigue of it all.” But he said he only recently realized his diagnosis could be related to exposure to Roundup, which he first used in the late ’70s while working on an Idaho ranch.
Bayer cancels plans to sell U.S. crop product in 2020 over safety concerns Bayer AG has scrapped plans for wide sales next year of a chemical that is intended to protect U.S. crops from yield-robbing worms, citing ongoing safety concerns. The decision is the latest setback for Germany-based Bayer following its acquisition of Monsanto for $63 billion in 2018. Bayer is separately battling thousands of lawsuits claiming Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, allegations the company denies. Bayer decided not to offer the Monsanto product called NemaStrike Technology broadly after reviewing the experiences farmers and applicators had with it this year, according to a statement. “After a careful assessment of the applicator and grower experience in 2019, Bayer has made the decision that NemaStrike™ Technology will not be offered broadly in 2020 for corn, cotton or soybeans,” it said.
Can diet help cancer treatment? Study in mice offers clues Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment too. The study, published Thursday in the journal Nature, found restricting intake of an amino acid found in red meat and eggs significantly enhanced cancer treatment in mice, slowing tumour growth. “These are very strong effects, and they are effects that are as strong as we would see with drugs that work,” said lead researcher Jason Locasale, an associate professor at Duke University’s School of Medicine. “What this study is showing is that there are many situations where a drug by itself doesn’t work, but if you combine the drug with the diet, it works, or the radiation therapy doesn’t work well, but if you combine… with the diet, it works well,” he told AFP.
‘Climate Grief’: Fears about the planet’s future weigh on Americans’ mental health Therapist Andrew Bryant says the landmark United Nations climate report last October brought a new mental health concern to his patients. “I remember being in sessions with folks the next day. They had never mentioned climate change before, and they were like, ‘I keep hearing about this report,’ ” Bryant said. “Some of them expressed anxious feelings, and we kept talking about it over our next sessions.” The study, conducted by the world’s leading climate scientists, said that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, by 2040 the Earth will have warmed by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels. Predictions say that increase in temperature will cause extreme weather events, rising sea levels, species extinction and reduced capacity to produce food.
Scientists create fabric that smells better the more you sweat It isn’t a sure-fire way to make your sweaty gym clothes smell like roses, but a new fabric might be able to give off a pleasant lemony aroma at the very least. Processes already exist to embed fabric with scents like those from aromatherapy essential oils, but now researchers have combined the idea with concepts taken from advanced smart fabrics. A team of engineers from the University of Minho in Portugal have developed two ways to modify cotton fabric so that it lets off a citronella aroma when it comes in contact with sweat. Their methods for using sweat against itself are outlined in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. The scientists used a protein found in pigs’ noses (yes, hog snouts could be the key to sweet-smelling sweat) that binds to scent molecules. They also attached what’s known as a carbohydrate-binding module, which binds to cotton. They used a second method involving fat-like liposomes rather than proteins to bind the pleasant scent to the fabric.
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More upcoming RSB events:
- The Truth About Cancer LIVE Oct 11-13 2019 Anaheim, CA
- Trinity Health Freedom Expo Oct 26-27 2019 Tinley Park, IL