October 13th, 2022 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:
FBI: Over Twice as Many Killed with Knives, Cutting Instruments than Rifles The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) shows over twice as many people were killed with knives and other cutting tools than were killed with rifles in 2021. The UCR shows that 447 people were killed with rifles, while 1,035 people were killed “with knives or cutting instruments.” The elevated number of stabbing deaths over homicides by rifle fluctuates by degree year to year, with knives and other cutting tools being used in homicides far more than rifles in recent years especially. For example, Breitbart News noted that the UCR also showed more than 3.5 times more people were killed with “knives or cutting instruments” in 2020 than were killed with rifles. The UCR showed that 454 people were shot and killed with rifles in 2020 while 1,732 were stabbed or hacked to death with “knives or cutting instruments.” In 2019, the FBI’s UCR indicated over four times as many people were stabbed to death in 2019 than were killed with rifles of all kinds. The figures for 2019 were 375 killed with rifles versus 1,525 stabbed to death with “knives or cutting instruments.” On September 30, 2019, Breitbart News reported that the FBI’s UCR for 2018 showed a similar finding, with over five times as many people stabbed to death with “knives or cutting instruments” than were killed with rifles.
Want To Stay Out Of A Nursing Home? Live In Places With Immigrants U.S. seniors are much more likely to live independently and avoid being in a nursing home if there are more immigrants in an area, according to research. The findings are important in light of the aging of the U.S. population and the continued debate over immigration policy.“Given that the elderly report that they would prefer to avoid living in institutionalized settings, it is important to understand what may help them actualize their preferences,” write economists Kristin F. Butcher (Wellesley College), Kelsey Moran (MIT) and Tara Watson (Williams WMB -0.7% College) in research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). “This study suggests that the supply of less‐educated immigrant labor affects caregiving arrangements, and allows more older Americans to age in the community.” The study found a 10 percentage point increase in the less-educated immigrant population in an area reduces by 29% the probability someone 65 years or older would live in a nursing home or other institutional setting. For an individual 80 years or older, a 10 percentage point increase in the less-educated immigrant population in an area reduces the probability of institutionalization by 26%. Caring for an aging U.S. population will become more challenging in the years ahead. “Currently, 16.5% of the U.S. population of 328 million people, or 54 million, are over the age of 65, the latest census shows,” reports Reuters, citing U.S. government statistics. “By 2030, that number will rise to 74 million. The number of people over the age of 85, who generally need the most care, is growing even faster.”
Tulsi Gabbard announces she is leaving Democratic Party, calling it an ‘elitist cabal of war mongers’ Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced she is leaving the Democratic Party, denouncing it as an “elitist cabal of warmongers,” while calling upon other “common sense independent minded Democrats” to exit with her. “I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith & spirituality, demonize the police & protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war,” Gabbard said on Twitter. Gabbard represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District from 2013 to 2021 as a Democrat, and in 2020 she mounted an unsuccessful bid for the party’s presidential nomination. In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, she claimed that the party she’s exiting stands for the “powerful elite,” not the people. “If you can no longer stomach the direction that the so called woke Democratic Party ideologues are taking our country. I invite you to join me,” she said. Gabbard paired her announcement with the launch of a podcast series on YouTube called “The Tulsi Gabbard Show.” The first upload is a 28-minute episode titled “Why I’m leaving the Democratic Party,” where she details her entrance into the Democratic party as a young person, “inspired by Democrats who stood up against the war in Vietnam” and those who stood up for plantation workers in Hawaii.
Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke wins Nobel economics prize 2022 The former chair of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has been awarded this year’s Nobel prize in economics alongside two other leading economists for their work on financial crises. The former head of the world’s most powerful central bank, who was at the helm during the 2008 financial crisis and helped oversee the global response, shared the prize with the economists Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig. The Nobel foundation said the three had “significantly improved our understanding of the role of banks in the economy, particularly during financial crises”, and that their work had shown why avoiding bank collapses was vital. The award, which comes with a 10m krona (£800,000) cash prize and a gold medal, caps a week of Nobel prizes. Established in the 1960s several decades after the original Nobel prizes, it is technically known as the Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel. Bernanke, 68, who was chair of the Fed between 2006 and 2014, led the US central bank’s response to the implosion of the financial system and the subsequent deep global economic crisis. He oversaw the Fed slashing interest rates close to zero and pioneered the use of quantitative easing in an attempt to prevent the last recession from turning into a repeat of the 1930s Great Depression. He has faced criticism for his failure to spot the crash ahead of time, as well as for the consequences of quantitative easing, after the Fed’s policy of buying US government debt drove up asset prices with damaging effects for inequality.
Federal civil rights lawsuit filed over govt. censoring YouTube content on election integrity Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against California’s Secretary of State for having YouTube censor a Judicial Watch election integrity video. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court Central District of California Western Division. It states that the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity (OEC), which Secretary of State Shirley Weber oversees, caused YouTube to remove Judicial Watch’s election integrity video on September 25, 2020. The lawsuit alleges that the California official and her office violated Judicial Watch’s First Amendment and other civil rights. Judicial Watch reports that on Sept. 22, 2020 they posted a video titled “**ELECTION INTEGRITY CRISIS** Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks!” on their YouTube Channel. The 26-minute video features Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton discussing the vote-by-mail processes, changes to state election procedures, ballot collection (sometimes referred to as “ballot harvesting”), and states’ failures to clean up their voter rolls, among other topics. The complaint states that Fitton’s comments were informed by successful lawsuits brought by Judicial Watch against Los Angeles County and Weber in 2017 to compel the county and California to comply with the National Voter Registration Act’s (NVRA) voter list maintenance requirements. For example, in June 2019, Judicial Watch was informed that Los Angeles County had sent notices to 1.6 million inactive voters on its voter rolls after a settlement agreement had been reached.
Experts: China Started Hoarding PPE in 2019, Long Before Reporting Coronavirus The experts claimed a sharp decline in exports of gowns, masks, gloves, and other critical supplies to protect health workers from infectious diseases out of China as early as August 2019, corresponding with a major increase in Chinese companies buying up stocks of the product from America — suggesting the Communist Party was stockpiling the supplies, expecting to need them. The evidence suggests that the Chinese government appeared to be aware of an impending, dramatic increase in need for PPE in the months preceding the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. The Telegraph suggests that this information may indicate that Beijing had reason to know of the spread of an infectious disease long before it decided to alert global health authorities, potentially squandering valuable time for pandemic preparedness that could have saved a prodigious number of lives. The Chinese coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. The Chinese government has adamantly denied this fact and now claims officially that the virus originated in a U.S. Army laboratory in Maryland, alleging that cases of lung injury from using e-cigarettes were secretly coronavirus infections. Beijing has not presented any meaningful evidence for this claim and has not presented proof of a single case of human-to-human infection of lung injuries.
Special Guest Ashley Grogg
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