January 12th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Facebook to remove all ‘stop the steal’ content ahead of Biden inauguration Facebook, as part of its preparations ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration, is removing all content containing the phrase “stop the steal,” and is treating the two weeks leading up to the ceremony as a “major civic event.” Facebook’s Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen and Vice President of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert said the company began preparing for Inauguration Day last year, but said the planning “took on new urgency after last week’s violence in Washington D.C.” “We’re taking additional steps and using the same teams and technologies we used during the general election to stop misinformation and content that could incite further violence during these next few weeks,” they said in a statement. “We are now removing content containing the phrase “stop the steal” under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram,” they continued. Facebook removed the original “Stop the Steal” group in November, and has continued to remove Pages, groups and events that violate its policies, including calls for violence. Company executives did say, though, that they have been “allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue.”
Ari Fleischer warns Big Tech wrong to believe censorship works: ‘It creates a dangerous underground’ Twitter and other tech giants miscalculated when they decided to restrict President Trump and the social media platform Parler, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told “Bill Hemmer Reports” Monday, warning that history proves such actions simply radicalize those targeted. “This is a slippery slope that leads all of us into a worse place,” Fleischer told host Bill Hemmer. “Censorship never works. Censorship doesn’t get rid of the ideas. It creates a dangerous underground. That’s what we’re seeing. It won’t end well.” Hemmer noted that synidcated radio host Rush Limbaugh had told his audience Monday that “we” — meaning conservatives and the conservative movement — are “being censored out of existence.” “This ends in a terrible place,” Fleischer commented. “This ends in even more anger and recrimination. If you have one side that this is being done to, if you realize the only way you can communicate is to lash out, you will lash out.”
Jason Rantz: Big Tech censorship – the Left should be most worried about this conservative purge It took just about 24 hours for Big Tech’s conservative purge to commence and it sure seemed coordinated. Twitter banned President Donald Trump and associated accounts. Facebook did the same, though perhaps not permanently. Their conservative competitor Parler was suspended from Apple and Google web services, effectively taking it offline. The reason? Trump’s tweet announcing he would skip the inauguration was interpreted by some as an invitation for another riot in D.C. But Democrats celebrating censorship, and social media companies flaunting their decisions with specious justifications, should be wary. The very same desire to silence a political opponent will come for them. And the tech giants trying to please the party in charge just backed a move that puts their political future in jeopardy. How do you think Republicans will respond when they retain power? Violence, threats or otherwise, should always be condemned swiftly, of course. Usually, though, you remove the offending responses, not the nondescript announcement about skipping an event Democrats hoped Trump wouldn’t attend to begin with.
Moderna using mRNA technology to create vaccines for seasonal flu, HIV and Nipah virus, company says Biotech giant Moderna is using what some experts have called “21st-century science” to create three new vaccines to protect against the seasonal flu, HIV and Nipah virus, respectively, the company announced on Monday. Moderna — the company that created one of the two COVID-19 vaccines that were approved late last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use — said on Monday that it will pursue the development of three new vaccines: one for the seasonal flu, one for HIV, and one for Nipah virus using mRNA technology, according to a news release. As for the flu vaccine, in particular, Moderna said it “plans to explore potential combination vaccines against flu, SARS-CoV-2, RSV and human metapneumovirus (hMPV).” Phase 1 clinical trials for the flu vaccine program are expected to begin sometime this year, Moderna said.
WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast. Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out. The WHO’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan warned Monday that it would take time to produce and give enough shots to halt the spread of the virus, which has infected more than 90 million people worldwide with deaths approaching two million. “We are not going to achieve any levels of population immunity or herd immunity in 2021,” she said, stressing the need to maintain physical distancing, hand-washing and mask-wearing. Experts are also concerned about the rapid spread of new variants of the virus, such as the one first detected in Britain which is feared to be significantly more transmissible.
Hour 2 – John Hewlett – Cardio Miracle
The discovery of the function of nitric oxide which won the Nobel Prize in medicine gave humanity hope to conquer the deadliest disease on the planet. Scientist would soon learn nitric oxide not only regulates blood pressure and increases blood flow, but plays a vital role on the whole body system. The goal to change lives one person at a time became Cardio Miracle’s clarion call. To do this the founder, John Hewlett, embarked on a five year journey to produce the world’s finest nitric oxide supplement. Cardio Miracle’s commitment to excellence resulted in the formulation of the most effective defense against heart disease and to provide the best natural pathway to produce nitric oxide in the body. Cardio Miracle was designed to give the body an instant jolt of nitric oxide and then sustain the nitric oxide boosting effects for a 12 hour period. The highest quality ingredients were selected before this formula was put through rigorous laboratory testing to ensure efficacy, quality and sustained delivery. The end result is the most synergistic blend of mostly organic, bioavailable active ingredients.
Can these two nutrients lower your risk for Parkinson’s? People who consume high levels of dietary vitamin C and E may lower their risk for Parkinson’s disease by almost a third, a new study suggests. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Foods high in vitamin E include spinach, collard greens, pumpkin and nuts such as almonds and peanuts. How might the two nutrients ward off Parkinson’s? According to the European researchers involved in the new study, vitamins C and E are also antioxidants that could ward off the cell damage Parkinson’s causes. Specifically, antioxidants might help counteract “unstable” molecules and the oxidative stress that can lead to a loss of a brain chemical called dopamine, which is a hallmark of the condition. “The protective effect of vitamins on Parkinson’s disease risk might be limited to specific vitamins, such as vitamins E and C. Therefore, eating foods that are rich in vitamins E and C might help to prevent the development of Parkinson’s disease,” said researcher Essi Hantikainen, from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy.
Does What You Eat Affect Your Mood? If dreary weather or another day of staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic has you feeling a case of the blahs, what you choose to eat can make a difference. Certain foods and nutrients help your brain to make chemicals that can impact your mood, attention and focus, while other foods can zap your energy, says registered dietitian Sarah Thomsen Ferreira, MS, MPH, RD, LD, IFNCP, CHWC. The best meal to enhance your mood is one that combines complex carbohydrates with lean proteins and colorful produce. For example, complex carbohydrates from whole foods (like sweet potatoes, rolled oats, beans and quinoa) can increase availability of the feel-good chemical serotonin in your brain. Protein consumption (from foods like fish, beef, chicken, turkey, tofu, beans, eggs and unsweetened yogurt) has been linked to higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, which are brain chemicals that play a role in your mood, motivation and concentration.
Enough is enough: It’s past time to rein in governors’ emergency powers Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic almost a year ago, governors and mayors have been governing unilaterally under the guise of emergency powers, and state legislatures and courts have delayed too long in reasserting their constitutional roles. Whether you believe that the government has done too much or too little to deal with COVID-19, what has happened over the past year sets a terrible precedent: that an individual governor or mayor can wield unfettered power indefinitely simply by declaring an emergency. As a result, the framework of government that provides the greatest protection of liberty was completely trampled under the guise of emergency pandemic response. It is time to rein in governors’ emergency powers by restoring the time-tested model of checks and balances across the three branches of government.
Kootenai Co. sheriff won’t enforce COVID-19 mandates, says most people recover from virus Kootenai County’s incoming sheriff said he will not enforce mandates aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, claiming that most people who contract the virus “experience flu symptoms and recover.” In a statement released on Monday, Sheriff Robert B. Norris wrote that there is “no provision in the Constitution that suspends people’s rights during a ‘declared emergency.’” “It is my opinion that the facts are becoming clear with COVID19 – certain risk groups should take extra precautions, but the vast majority of healthy people who contract Covid-19 will experience flu symptoms and recover from the virus,” Norris wrote in part. More than 148,000 Idahoans have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began and more than 1,500 have died from the virus. Most deaths are among older populations or people who have underlying health conditions, but some people who do not have other health issues have passed away or been hospitalized from COVID-19. Many do recover but even people without prior health conditions sometimes experience lingering, debilitating symptoms.