December 1st, 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:
Biden’s Support for COVID Protests Hinges on What Country They’re in Protests against COVID restrictions get very different treatment by President Joe Biden depending on where they’re occurring. The White House has been quick to support the rights of Chinese demonstrators taking to the streets in opposition to the country’s “Zero COVID” policy and the seemingly endless lockdowns needed to enforce it. Recent revelations show that closer to home, the administration actively encouraged a civil liberties-violating crackdown on Canadian protests against vaccine mandates. “We think it’s going to be very difficult for the People’s Republic of China to be able to contain this virus through their zero COVID strategy,” reads a Monday White House statement in response to anti-lockdown demonstrations that swept through major Chinese cities and university campuses over the weekend. “We’ve long said everyone has a right to peacefully protest, here in the United States and around the world. This includes the PRC.” The latest reports from China say police have flooded into public spaces to prevent fresh demonstrations from breaking out, and they have started to contact suspected rally attendees.
WH: ‘Not Taking a Side’ on Cause of China Protestors, We Support Right to Protests and Don’t Believe Lockdowns Work On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby responded to a question on whether the White House agrees with protestors in China that Xi Jinping should go and COVID restrictions should be lifted by stating the White House is “on the side of peaceful protest” and isn’t “taking a side in terms of what these protestors are about.” He later said frustration over China’s “very severe, very stringent COVID policies” is “what’s really been driving all this public protest.” Kirby stated, “I would not say at all that we would agree with criticism that we’ve been less than firm or consistent. In fact, Brian, we’ve been very, consistent about the right of peaceful protest and we’ve been very vocal about it in China just over the last few days. We believe that these individuals should be able to peacefully protest and assemble and to make their minds known to their government there in China just like we’ve said the same in Iran and around the world. And we stand up for peaceful protest, and again, we’ve been very consistent about that.”
20 GOP Sens demand troops fired over vaccine be reinstated before passing military spending bill 20 Republican senators are backing an amendment effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to reverse the military-vaccine mandate before passing the annual military defense budget. The amendment would stop the military from kicking troops out over their COVID-19 vaccination status and reinstate those who have already been discharged, with backpay. On Wednesday, Paul announced he and Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Steve Daines (R-MT), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Josh Hawley (R-MO), sent a letter to Republican leaders calling for a vote on the amendment. The 13 Senators said they oppose invoking cloture to pass the defense budget, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), without a vote on the amendment. At a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Paul said 20 Republican senators had already signed on in support of his amendment, Breitbart Pentagon correspondent Kristina Wong reported. Paul would need at least another 21 Senators in order to prevent the NDAA from passing on a cloture vote.
Appeals court says Air Force ‘wrongly relied’ on broad formula to deny religious objections to vax mandate The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld an injunction protecting unvaccinated Air Force service members from being punished or involuntarily terminated from the military due to religious objections to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The ruling is part of an ongoing class action lawsuit in the 6th Circuit aimed at granting relief to over 10,000 unvaccinated active duty, reserve, and National Guard Air Force and Space Force members who submitted a religious exemption to the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate and were denied or are awaiting a decision. A circuit court decision had previously ordered the Air Force to halt “disciplinary or separation measures” taken against the class while the lawsuit continues. The appeals court said in its Tuesday opinion that the Air Force “wrongly relied on its ‘broadly formulated’ reasons for the vaccine mandate to deny specific exemptions to the Plaintiffs, especially since it has granted secular exemptions to their colleagues.” In addition, the court said the Air Force has an unlawful “‘uniform’ practice of denying religious exemptions to anyone who wants to remain in the service.” A spokesperson for the Air Force told Fox News Digital after the opinion was released: “The Department of the Air Force is complying with a court order to pause all disciplinary and adverse actions for members refusing the COVID-19 vaccine who submitted a timely religious accommodation request and fall within the definition of the court’s certified class.”
Homeopathy Bombshell Coming The FDA is taking another step forward in its plans to eliminate homeopathic medicines from the market. Action Alert! The FDA submitted its terrible draft guidance that threatens consumer access to homeopathic medicines to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a clear sign that the agency intends to make its policy final. We’re running out of time to stop the FDA from eliminating thousands of homeopathic medicines—we have to step up the pressure! The wheels of government bureaucracy are notorious for moving incredibly slowly—except, apparently, when eliminating natural medicines is on the docket. The OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviews significant regulations to ensure that there has been an appropriate consideration of costs and benefits and that the agency issuing the rule has made a “reasoned determination that the benefits justify the costs.” Unsurprisingly, OIRA concluded on November 28th, just eleven days after receiving the guidance from the FDA, that no changes are needed to the guidance—meaning the FDA can move forward with issuing a final version. The stakes couldn’t be higher. As we reported when the draft guidance was initially released in 2018, the FDA essentially says that all homeopathic medicines are illegal. For those who don’t remember, in the guidance, the FDA says: Any homeopathic drug that has not been considered “generally recognized as safe and effective” (GRAS/E) is considered a new drug; FDA has not determined that any homeopathic drugs are GRAS/E; A new drug cannot be marketed unless it goes through the FDA’s approval process; No homeopathic drugs have gone through FDA approval.
‘Grotesque’: Google, YouTube Invest $12 Million in Global Fact-Checking Media Network Claiming that “Combating misinformation is an ongoing global challenge for society,” Google and YouTube on Tuesday said they will spend $12 million to create a Global Fact Check Fund that will support a network of 135 fact-checking organizations operating from 65 countries in more than 80 languages. The money is part of a $13.5 million grant the tech companies awarded the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), a division of the nonprofit media institute Poynter, according to Mashable. The money will go toward scaling up existing operations of Poynter’s IFCN, and also toward launching new initiatives to elevate what the IFCN deems to be “information” and reduce what it deems to be “misinformation,” Mashable reported. “The world needs fact-checking more than ever before,” said Baybars Örsek, executive director of the IFCN. “This partnership with Google and YouTube infuses financial support to global fact-checkers and is a step in the right direction.” However, Mark Crispin Miller, Ph.D., professor of media studies at New York University, told The Defender he found the development to be “grotesque — almost to the point of comedy, except that it’s not funny.” Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., author of “Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom,” also criticized Google and YouTube’s financial partnership with the IFCN, telling The Defender: “Google and YouTube are not purveyors of information; they are tools for the totalitarian control of information. They have engaged in censorship, down-ranking, and black-listing information, likely since their inception. “Their outsourcing of such functions to the IFCN is no surprise at all. The IFCN is merely an agent of the totalitarian regime.”
Mucuna Pruriens: Discover the Benefits of this Mood-Boosting Productivity Supplement Is mucuna pruriens the mood- and libido-boosting productivity supplement you’ve been looking for? Known as the dopa bean, mucuna pruriens is a natural herbal supplement used in Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient practice from India, that lowers stress, reduces anxiety, improves focus, boosts the libido, and elevates mood. “Mucuna pruriens has an almost magical ability to improve motivation, well-being, energy, and sex drive along with decreasing the tendency to overeat,” says acupuncturist Karen Kurtak, LAc, co-author of “The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Living Forever,” and department head of Longevity Nutrition at Grossman Wellness Institute, in Denver. Mucuna pruriens is a type of adaptogen, healing plants that regulate hormones to help your body better handle stress. Specifically, mucuna pruriens contains high levels of naturally occurring L-dopa, the precursor to dopamine. Dopamine is a brain chemical that plays a major role in motivation, pleasure, and emotions. Without enough dopamine, you wind up lethargic, unfocused, and even depressed. People with Parkinson’s disease also lack dopamine. Too much dopamine, on the other hand, is linked to impulsive, thrill-seeking behavior. If this latter personality sounds like you, probably best to pass on a dopa bean supplement. For everyone else, here’s what you need to know about this therapeutic bean before buying.
Special Guest Dr. Courtney Gowin
Dr. Courtney Gowin is a West Texas native with a California soul. She discovered the healing power of chiropractic through a college basketball injury that ended up being the biggest blessing and paved the way for her to go to chiropractic school after finishing her studies at Abilene Christian University.
During her time at Parker University, Dr. Gowin fell in love with not only the body’s capacity to heal naturally, but also to birth naturally. She is a single mother to three sweet girls, Amelia Rose, Capri Nicole, and Luna Lou all born naturally at home.
After two years in practice Dr. Gowin saw the void in the birth community of actual community, and through a lot of prayer and hard work, created the NEST. Being able to practice alongside a midwife, massage therapists, and many other birth workers, Dr. Gowin has been able to support and empower hundreds of women during their birth experience and beyond. Supporting and ecouraging women throughout their pregnancies and beyond is one of Dr. Gowin’s greatest passions.
Dr. Gowin has also written one of the largest natural pregnancy and birth books, The Barefoot Mama. Through the process of writing this book, she has also created Barefoot Retreats. Beginning in 2022 Dr. Gowin is launching her retreat business in Tulum, Cabo, and Costa Rica. You can find out more HERE.
Along with running Free to Be Chiropractic, Dr. Gowin also teaches and speaks to chiropractors around the world. She holds a special passion for mentoring students and teaching this beautiful art of prenatal chiropractic.
Questions of The Day!
Hi RSB and SuperD,
My sister is trying to get pregnant, she has an 11 year old (conceived naturally), a 1 year old that she took Clomid to get pregnant with. Apparently she wasn’t ovulating, history of PCOS, and blood clots. Not the best foundations, I’ve been working with her on removing endocrine disruptors and cleaning up her diet, but she has more work to go. I am sure there are negative side effects to Clomid. The more upsetting issue is that it doesn’t sound like her ob even tested her progesterone or did a full hormone workup. Just decided she wasn’t ovulating and put her on clomid. Any suggestions of how she could better support her fertility naturally.
My daughter doesn’t use fluoride and my 11-year-old grandson has a.cavity in 3 of his permanent molars. Any suggestions you have would be deeply appreciated.
Love your show. BTW, he is a swimmer.