Aug 29, 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:
MSNBC’s O’Donnell retracts Trump story MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday retracted his story about supposed Russian ties to President Donald Trump’s finances and apologized for reporting it — just as Trump’s lawyer demanded. O’Donnell said, however, he still doesn’t know whether or not the story is true. His public pull-back unfolded quickly in the opening minute of “The Last Word,” where 24 hours earlier the cable news host said that a source had told him that Deutsche Bank documents showed that Russian oligarchs had co-signed a loan application for Trump. O’Donnell reported the story, based on a single source he did not identify, even as he couched it with the qualifier “if true” and admitted it had not been verified by NBC News.
‘Apologies are not enough’: Eric Trump vows lawsuit over Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC report At least one part of the Trump empire isn’t satisfied with Lawrence O’Donnell’s apology and walkback of an unverified piece of hearsay about purported ties between President Trump and the Kremlin. Eric Trump, who is executive vice president of the Trump Organization, tweeted Wednesday evening that the company will take Mr. O’Donnell and MSNBC to court over the host saying on Tuesday night that Russian oligarchs tied to President Vladimir Putin had co-signed Mr. Trump’s loans with Deutsche Bank. “This was a reckless attempt to slander our family and smear a great company. Apologies are not enough when the true intent was solely to damage and cause harm. As a company, we will be taking legal action. This unethical behavior has to stop,” he wrote, going on to tag Mr. O’Donnell and MSNBC.
DOJ declines to prosecute Comey despite finding that he leaked memo The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey despite an internal investigation that found he improperly leaked information to the news media, the department’s Office of Inspector General said on Thursday. The inspector general’s office, which serves as the agency’s internal watchdog, said Comey shared a handwritten memo with a friend who described it to the New York Times, in an effort by Comey to pressure the Justice Department to launch an independent investigation into his conversations with President Trump. The memo described a private conversation in which Trump allegedly asked Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into his then-national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Flynn has since pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russian officials. Comey decided to share the contents of the memo after Trump fired him in May 2017.
Trump’s earliest GOP backers fall on hard times, suspect their relationship put bullseye on them Jeff Sessions is out of office, Rep. Duncan Hunter is under indictment and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a presidential pardon, but hasn’t won much else. President Trump’s earliest supporters have not fared well, for the most part. The travails of those who worked for Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign have been well documented. Former Chairman Paul Manafort is in jail, snared by special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Former national security aide Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and turned state’s evidence. Top strategist Stephen K. Bannon took a White House job, then lost it. But those kinds of shakeups happen in any campaign or White House. A remarkable run of ill luck has befallen many of the politicians who backed Mr. Trump.
Johnson & Johnson slapped with terrible ruling Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman ruled Johnson & Johnson created an opioid crisis in Oklahoma by running a misleading marketing campaign and now must pay $572 million to the state. Thank goodness for appeals. The case against Johnson & Johnson, which supplies drug manufacturers with about 60% of the product that goes into the making of opioids, is about as flimsy as the cloth on Balkman’s robe. Here’s part of what he wrote: “[Johnson & Johnson] engaged in false and misleading marketing of both their drugs and opioids generally, and the law makes clear that such conduct is more than enough to serve as the act or omission necessary to establish the first element of Oklahoma’s public nuisance law.” Here’s another part of what he wrote: “The defendant caused an opioid crisis that is evidenced by increased rates of addiction, overdose deaths and neonatal abstinence syndrome, in Oklahoma.”
Autism rates increasing fastest among black, Hispanic youth Autism rates among racial minorities in the United States have increased by double digits in recent years, with black rates now exceeding those of whites in most states and Hispanic rates growing faster than any other group, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, published this month in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, also found that prevalence of autism among white youth is ticking up again, after flattening in the mid-2000s. While some of the increase is due to more awareness and greater detection of the disorder among minority populations, other environmental factors are likely at play, the authors conclude. “We found that rates among blacks and Hispanics are not only catching up to those of whites—which have historically been higher—but surpassing them,” said lead author Cynthia Nevison, an atmospheric research scientist with the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. “These results suggest that additional factors beyond just catch-up may be involved.”
Self-Appointed Internet Police Declare MedicalKidnap.com and DOJ Vaccine Court Reports Fake News Health Impact News was recently contacted by John Gregory, a medical reporter working for the company NewsGuard, a self-appointed Internet policing group that awards “nutrition badge” ratings for websites determining if they are “reliable” or not. Mr. Gregory accused me right up front of publishing “false” claims, and asked me to comment on a list of articles in our network that he determined were “false.” Curiously, one of the articles he chose to exhibit as something published that was “false” was one of our articles on the Department of Justice quarterly reports on compensated cases for vaccine injuries and deaths in the U.S. Vaccine Court, submitted every three months to the federal government Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The article is reporting what is public information from government sources. It is not even considered controversial, and in the introduction I even write: “The fact that the annual flu shot is deadly and dangerous is not a fact even in dispute.” The flu shot is by far the most compensated vaccine for settlements in the U.S. Vaccine Court each year, according to these government reports.
Pinterest will direct vaccine searches to major health groups Pinterest Inc users searching for vaccine-related information will be shown results from leading public health groups, in an effort to combat health misinformation on the site, the social media company said in a blog post on Wednesday. The move is an aggressive effort to moderate content by the newly public social media company. Social media platforms have been increasingly under fire for promoting misleading and incorrect content, including by opponents of vaccination. Pinterest said a search for “measles,” “vaccine safety” and other related health terms now would return results from organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the WHO-established Vaccine Safety Net (VSN). The site will also ban ads, comments or recommendations on those pages, to avoid any misinformation being shown.
THIS TYPE OF PERSON IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ANTI-VAX TENDENCIES People suspicious of government health bodies are less likely to get vaccinated the further they live from the site of a measles outbreak, research has revealed. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, took its data from 1,006 people across the U.S. who filled out an online survey in 2017. Questions covered general demographic information, as well as their political beliefs and thoughts on vaccinations. Participants were asked to rate how likely they would be to get a measles vaccine if there was an immediate risk of being infected; and if there was an outbreak of the disease in their community. They were also asked to consider whether they trusted government medical experts, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on health-related matters. The researchers used the ZIP codes provided by the participants to work out how close they were to recent real-life measles outbreaks.
Questions of The Day!
Hi Dr. Bell,
I have seen this information before, but I cannot find it at the moment. Can you please tell me the amount of aloe vera juice and the amount of colloidal silver for leaky gut?
Robin = )
Do I find the selenium and chromium you mentioned during your discussion with Not a Doc on Choose to Be Healthy?
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