Nov 8, 2018 7-9PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Hour 1 – 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:
Nullification Was the Real Midterm Winner, Underscoring the Power of Issue-Based Activism As I pick through the rubble on another post-election Wednesday, I can’t quite figure out who the real winners and losers were in D.C. The Democrats took the U.S. House, but the Republicans managed to strengthen their hold on to the Senate. The Blue Wave was more like a Blue Ripple. I’ve heard some pundits call the election a repudiation of Trumpism. Others say the results vindicated the president’s policies. Basically, the political landscape came out of the latest “most important election of our lifetime” a little muddled. But here’s something crystal clear. The nullification movement won and it won big. And this underscores the power of issue-based activism at the state and local level. Three more states thumbed their noses at unconstitutional federal marijuana prohibition. Michigan voters approved a referendum legalizing recreational cannabis in the state, along with industrial hemp. Missouri and Utah voters legalized medical marijuana. Think about that for just a second — voters in Utah, arguably the most socially conservative state in the U.S., legalized medical marijuana despite federal prohibition.
Trump endorses Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi received an unlikely show of support from President Trump Wednesday in her bid for speaker of the House. “In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats,” the president tweeted. “If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!” Mr. Trump emphasized at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the White House that his tweet was not sarcastic. Mrs. Pelosi won’t have an easy time reclaiming her speaker position, as many Democrats both incumbent and incoming either distanced themselves or were hesitant to embrace her leadership during the campaigns. “I think I would be able to very easily supply her the votes,” Mr. Trump said, strengthening his offer to rally Republican support to her bid for speakership.
White House suspends Jim Acosta’s credentials The White House suspended the media credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday night, citing his “absolutely unacceptable” conduct for tussling with a White House intern at a presidential press conference earlier in the day. Mr. Acosta learned of the move when a Secret Service officer confiscated his White House credentials, known as a “hard pass,” as he tried to re-enter a security gate at the White House. Mr. Acosta said later on CNN that he believes the White House is punishing him for asking tough questions. “This is a test,” Mr. Acosta said. “I do think they’re trying to shut us down, to some extent.”
Sessions fired: Trump ousts AG as promised Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday, making good on President Trump’s promise that he would be out of office after the midterm elections. Mr. Sessions said he was resigning at Mr. Trump’s request. He did not provide a reason in his resignation letter, but praised the president for their work together. “I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the Presidency,” he said in a letter to President Trump. His departure sent shock waves through Washington, with the Justice Department still overseeing the ongoing probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 election, Russian meddling and Trump campaign activities. Mr. Sessions had recused himself from that matter, causing much of the break with Mr. Trump. The president said on Twitter that he will nominate a permanent replacement “at a later date.”
Midterm election results mean Trump’s 2020 reelection prospects look better than ever Tuesday’s midterm election results confirm beyond a doubt that President Trump is a political force of nature like we’ve never seen. He has a hugely successful agenda that tens of millions of Americans support wholeheartedly. The election results bode well for President Trump’s re-election prospects in 2020. The midterms this year will be remembered as an awesome display of American democracy, as voter turnout levels went through the roof in a non-presidential year. The political experts who historically bemoan the lack of voter participation in midterms saw Americans flock to the polls to weigh in on the most consequential off-year elections in recent memory. In an unprecedented fashion, President Trump took matters into his own hands by tirelessly campaigning across the country for Republican candidates and making the difference in many high-stakes races. In a year in which Democrats were supposed to completely dominate in President Trump’s first midterm elections, the American people spoke loudly and delivered a mixed bag of results.
Wild vs Artificial Exposure to Measles Are Not Equal There is a fact rarely considered by public health officials: vaccination is not an intervention that eliminates disease exposure for individuals. Vaccination replaces wild exposure with artificial exposure, and they are not equal. We are many decades into mass vaccination campaigns, and it is alarming that instead of the medical and scientific community stepping back to examine the overall impact on public and individual health to see if current strategies should be reevaluated, the focus is on those who question or refuse vaccination. Experts have acknowledged that the current measles vaccine cannot eradicate measles because of primary and secondary failure. Studies have found that the concentration and duration of maternal antibody protection for infants with vaccinated mothers is lower and shorter than protection provided by non-vaccinated mothers  , and it has been found that a third dose of MMR cannot boost protection for any length of time  , leaving most adults unprotected. We have entered a vaccine-era of vulnerable infants and vulnerable older adults—populations that were protected when measles circulated naturally. It’s a messy conundrum, and it cannot be laid at the feet of those who opt out of vaccination. For the vast majority of healthy children who can easily handle a case of measles in childhood, vaccination provides no personal benefit and exposes them only to vaccine injury risk and vulnerability to measles in adulthood.
Vaccine court admits that the chickenpox vaccine permanently disabled a young boy While vaccine makers and the mainstream media continue to deny that vaccines can be harmful, the vaccine court in the United States is quietly awarding money to victims of vaccine injuries, and after a protracted legal battle, the Department of Health and Human Services has even admitted the chickenpox vaccine caused one boy’s paralysis. The United States Court of Federal Claims Vaccine Court heard the case of a 13-year-old boy known as “RD” whose life was changed irrevocably after a “well-child visit” at which his doctor said he needed the chickenpox (varicella) and hepatitis A vaccines. Although his mother insisted to doctors that the boy had already been given the chickenpox vaccine dose required, they gave him a second dose nevertheless.
Anti-vaxxer advert banned for saying all vaccinations can kill children An anti-vaccination ad has been banned for claiming that all vaccinations could cause children to die. The paid-for Facebook post by Stop Mandatory Vaccination, seen on July 2, read: ‘Parents, not only can any vaccine given at any age kill your child, but if this unthinkable tragedy does occur, doctors will dismiss it as ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome’ (SIDS). ‘If you are on the fence about vaccinating, read this story and then join our Facebook group to talk with like-minded parents.’ The post also featured an image of a baby with his eyes closed and the accompanying words: ‘Owen Matthew Stokes (Aug 18, 2017 – Oct 25, 2017), while text underneath read: ‘2-month old dies 48 hours after 8 vaccines: Owen’s Mom speaks out.’ A mother who saw the post complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the ad was misleading and could not be substantiated and said the ad was likely to cause undue distress.
Question of The Day!
I’m using GTF chromium to reverse type 2 diabetes symptoms. I’m using a brand other than the Innate brand for cost and also because this supplement contains vanadium. I was taking only two per day but as per your video I’ve upped it to 4. How long do you suppose I’ll see improvement? When I upped the dose I felt more awake and had some energy. Don’t know if that is a fluke or not.
‘Meat taxes’ would save many lives and cut health care costs, study says It would drive up the price of your barbecue but a global “meat tax” could save 220,000 lives and cut health care bills by $41 billion each year, according to a new study. The numbers are based on evidence that links meat consumption to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Three years ago, the World Health Organization declared red meat such as beef, lamb and pork to be carcinogenic when eaten in processed forms, including sausages, bacon and beef jerky. Health officials have also declared that unprocessed red meat like steak and burgers are “probably” carcinogenic. Other carcinogens such as cigarettes and alcohol are regulated in order to reduce cases of chronic disease. A team of researchers led by Dr. Marco Springmann, from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University, estimated the rate of tax that would be necessary to offset health care costs related to red meat consumption.
Vegetarians Are More Miserable Than Meat-Eaters, Scientists Claim We know a lot about the effects that goingveggie has on the planet or on our health… But what about the potential effects it has on our minds? Well, according to a new study, that’s one area where going meat-free isn’t winning. The study found that vegetarians are generally more miserable than meat-eaters, with authors concluding that veggies may not be as ‘psychologically well-adjusted’. Ouch. Researchers asked 400 vegetarians, meat-eaters and ‘semi-vegetarians’ to record their feelings over the course of a fortnight, finding that, of the three groups, the vegetarians displayed the most negative feelings. They also appeared to enjoy social occasions the least. According to the study, which appears in the journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition, those who cut meat from their diets also have lower self-esteem and see less meaning in life.
One-Third Of Americans Are Now “Flexitarian” New research indicates that plant-based diets are increasingly popular — and not just on social media. A recent study conducted by OnePoll and So Delicious Dairy Free found that a third of Americans consider themselves “flexitarians,” while 52 percent are trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into their daily eating routines. Flexitarian is a pretty broad term, but it essentially means what it sounds like: a flexible vegetarian. Someone who identifies as a flexitarian generally eats plant-based, but will occasionally mix in meat or fish. The label is often attributed to Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian who wrote The Flexitarian Diet in 2009. But the lifestyle has come a long way since Blatner published her book. The OnePoll data revealed that 31 percent of the 2,000 survey respondents observe a flexitarian diet. A slightly larger share of the group (38 percent) said they followed more than one kind of diet, compared to 13 percent who said they committed to a specific diet, like veganism or paleo.
Men are now afraid to give women CPR in case they’re accused of sexual assault Women who fall over with a heart attack may be left unaided – as men are too afraid to give CPR in case they are accused of sexual assault. Researchers from the University of Colorado surveyed people on their attitudes in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Interviewees said (among other things) that they feared being accused of inappropriate touching or sexual assault, the researchers found. Men were twice as likely to cite this fear as a reason for not administering CPR, the researchers found. Study lead author Sarah Perman of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, said: ‘The consequences of all of these major themes is that women will potentially receive no CPR or delays in initiation of CPR.
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