June 7, 2018 7-9PM 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 here to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Jonathan Emord appeared on John Stossel’s show in 2002 to warn about the inevitability if the FDA trying to regulate innovative new apps in support of patient care via new cell phone technology, fast forward 16 years and that inevitability is rearing its ugly bureaucratic head. The FDA is inviting commentary on its attempts to regulate the burgeoning medical app marketplace. Ironically, the 21st Century Cures Act limits the FDA from regulating those apps as medical devices. Once again, the FDA is busy reinterpreting the intent of Congress in order to control and limit innovation.
Tell Congress and the FDA: Antidepressants Cause Violent Behavior! In just under half of the most high profile cases of violent crime over the last few decades, the perpetrator was documented to be taking, or had recently stopped taking, some form of antidepressant or antipsychotic medication. In another seven cases, the killer had been on these medications earlier. There have been a total 134 warnings about antidepressants from regulatory agencies in eleven countries, that they cause heart problems, birth defects, anxiety, mania or psychosis, hallucinations or delusional thinking, involuntary movements, and sexual dysfunction. Write to your legislators and urge them to take meaningful steps towards addressing this serious issue—such as directing the FDA to update their black box warnings of antidepressants to include warnings of increased violent behavior.
Let’s talk about Mueller’s desperation in finding something that could pin Obstruction of Justice charges on President Trump, which would require impeachment proceedings before any charges could be filed.
But what is Justice?
Jonathan and RSB discuss the distinct and important differences between Fairness and Justice. Justice is everyone getting exactly what they deserve after being treated equally under the law, no matter what their station in life. Fairness is about redistribution through government force, to make most equally mediocre, or worse, subjugated to the bureaucratic state. Which would you rather have?
Donald Trump’s Campaign to Discredit the Russia Investigation May Be Working. It’s Also DamagingAmerican Democracy In a warren of low-ceilinged rooms on the ground floor of the West Wing, down the stairs from the Oval Office and next to the Situation Room, Donald Trump’s lawyers are waging war. They’re locked in battle with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, who has indicted 19 people over the past 13 months, five of whom have pleaded guilty. Now he is homing in on the investigation’s most powerful subject: the President, whom Mueller wants to testify under oath about what he knows. It’s a dangerous moment for Trump. If he agrees to talk, the notoriously undisciplined President risks making a false statement, which could be a crime like the one that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment. But if he refuses, Mueller could issue a subpoena, instigating a long, high-profile court battle over whether Trump could be forced to testify. The two legal teams–Mueller’s squad of top prosecutors and Trump’s rotating cast of advocates–are haggling over what an interrogation would look like: how long it would be, what topics would be on the table and whether the session would be recorded. Before the President talks to investigators, Trump’s team wants to see the authorization letter that established Mueller’s authority, according to Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani. They are also demanding the special counsel’s report to be issued within 60 days of any interview.
Alice Johnson freed after Trump grants clemency plea A 63-year-old grandmother jailed in 1996 on a non-violent drug charge has been released from prison after she was granted clemency by President Trump. Alice Johnson ran towards an emotional reunion with her family after leaving the prison in Pickens County, Alabama. Her case was highlighted when Kim Kardashian West, who has lobbied for her release, met Mr Trump last week. The White House said Johnson had been a model prisoner and worked hard to rehabilitate herself. She was jailed alongside 15 others for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring, and convicted on charges of attempted possession of drugs and money-laundering in Tennessee.
How bureaucratic agencies become handmaidens for the industry they deign to regulate; Plus, Bill Clinton suffers in the era of #metoo Former president Bill Clinton doubled down Monday night on his view that he doesn’t owe Monica Lewinsky a person-to-person apology for taking advantage of her when she was a White House intern. He said during a book-tour event in Harlem, as he had the day before in an interview broadcast on NBC, that the blanket mea culpa he offered in 1998 should have been enough. ‘The suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me 20 years ago,’ Clinton said Monday night – not mentioning the trouble it caused Lewinsky. ‘I did,’ he said. ‘I meant it then, I meant it now. I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family and to the American people before a panel of ministers in the White House, which was widely reported.’
Hour 2 – Ready For A Vacation?
University will pay you $3,500 to get the flu and book you a 10-day stay at ‘Hotel Influenza’ University researchers are hoping that $3,500 will convince enough people to risk possibly suffering through a bout of diarrhea, fever, body aches and other flu symptoms in the name of science. The pitch is for volunteers to willingly expose themselves to the influenza virus after receiving either the flu vaccine or a placebo, in hopes that the results will lead to a better understanding of the illness. “In a traditional flu study, we vaccinate people and see if their immune systems respond by creating antibodies that fight flu,” Daniel Hoft, director of Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development, said in a statement. “In a human challenge study, we vaccinate people, then deliberately challenge their bodies by exposing them to flu to see if they get sick.”
Questions of The Day!
Hello RSB and Super D!
Loyal Listener Lori here. Can you please speak on albumin and how to keep a healthy level of it especially for those with liver issues. I appreciate you and the work you do more than you will ever really know . Lots of love and good wishes
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Thanks for all your work,
Pointing Fingers Over The Opioid Epidemic – Who Is To Blame?
Let’s Blame The Criminals, Pharmacies Facing Opioid Lawsuits Say Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued – instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to addicts – by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis. Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS recently made their argument to have the claims against them dismissed by an Ohio federal judge overseeing the nationwide multi-district litigation proceeding. Plaintiff counties and cities, as well as other entities, are seeking to recover from manufacturers and distributors the costs associated with the opioid crisis. But the pharmacies are wondering how they fit in, mixing their technical legal arguments with an attempt at a common-sense point of view that they can’t be held accountable for what was done with the prescriptions they filled.
A PTSD Vaccine?
PTSD ‘vaccine’ moves a step closer thanks to friendly bacteria Scientists have moved a step closer to creating a PTSD ‘vaccine’ that could protect Armed Forces personnel and emergency service workers from the stresses of their jobs. Soldiers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics could all soon be given a jab of friendly bacteria to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a study found. The probiotic-based immunisation could also be used to treat anxiety and depression. Injections of beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain making it more resilient to the physical and behavioural effects of stress. The bacteria Mycobacterium vaccae was first isolated from the mud on the shores of Lake Kyoga in Uganda. Senior research associate Matthew Frank in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder said if the findings are replicated in clinical trials it could lead to an anti-stress jab.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- Immune System Gut lecture July 20, Whitaker’s Farm Market, 7427 State Route 13, Bellville, OH 44813
- MAHO-Columbus Ohio July 21-22, 2018
- Cancer Prevention Convention Sun Aug 19, 2018
- The Trinity Conference, September 22-23, 2018, Schaumberg, Illinois!
Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!