June 21, 2023 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Defining Dictator Down Won’t Make Us Free For 27 seconds on Tuesday night, Fox News posted a chyron beneath a video of President Biden: “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.” That sparked a media uproar over what was portrayed as the biggest breach of decorum since the 1865 assassination of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. The Washington Post howled that Fox News “shocks with ‘wannabe dictator’ graphic.” A Daily Beast columnist shrieked that the chyron “spreads dangerous lies.” Liberal zealots called for completely shutting down Fox News – as if the network had committed a sin that could never be expunged. But rather than razing a network headquarters, Americans must recognize the disputed terminology that spurred this fracas. Biden’s critics are using an archaic definition of dictatorship, one that focuses myopically on whether a president obeys the law and the Constitution. Under the new definition, “dictatorship” only refers to rulers who do bad things to good people. (Maybe the National Security Agency can automatically “correct” all dictionaries on the Internet.) As Biden explained last year, Republicans are guilty of “semi-fascism.” So, nothing Biden does to his political opponents can be “dictatorial” because they deserve whatever the feds inflict.
Special Guest Jaco Booyens
Jaco Booyens is a native of South Africa and an American citizen. Fighting sex trafficking is personal to Jaco. After witnessing the horrors of trafficking through his younger sister, who is now a survivor, Jaco turned abolitionist in 2001. He is a well-recognized speaker on human trafficking, Christian faith, and motivation.
Jaco has become a trusted voice in the anti-sex trafficking community. He is actively involved in legislation reform frequently supporting and consulting Senate and Congress with solutions through gap analysis to transform problematic areas relating to sex trafficking and the education of children. He weekly appears on local, national, and international Television and Radio shows including TEDX, FOX Mark Levin (Life liberty & Levin), Fox Business Lou Dobbs, Fox National and regional, CNN, MSNBC, OAN, CBS, The “Steve Harvey” Show, NEWSMAX, Real America’s Voice and many more, news articles, hundreds of Podcasts, and live streams, etc.
Jaco actively fights trafficking in the USA and globally, giving aid and linking with agencies such as the TSA, FBI, Police departments, Sheriffs, CIA, ICE, and Homeland Security SRT, Foreign agencies, and over 172 NGOs in 56 countries around the world. Jaco is a TEDX Speaker and former advisory member to The Trump White House Anti Trafficking Council and a key advisor to several nations and organizations combatting human trafficking. His efforts include awareness & prevention, training, consulting leadership, rescue, and rehabilitation facilitation through his nonprofit organizations.
Jaco is actively involved in legislation reform frequently supporting and consulting Senate and Congress with solutions through gap analysis to transform problematic areas relating to sex trafficking and education of children. Jaco is actively engaged in the fight to combat trafficking across the U.S. border. Jaco is a world-renowned international speaker and presenter on several humanitarian issues as well as serving on the non-profit boards of Jaco Booyens Ministries, Traffick911, SHAREtogether, Face Forward and Life without Limbs.
The shocking side-effects of Ozempic causing a wave of ER visits in America Weight-watchers on Ozempic and other versions of the drug are causing a surge in visits to the Emergency Room, experts warn. Some doctors have spoken out on social media about a rise in patients on Ozempic and Wegovy coming to hospitals with violent diarrhea, bloating and nausea — three of the more severe side effects of the fat-loss injection. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also raised the alarm over a rise in risky counterfeit versions of the drug, which are being sold by rogue pharmacies cashing on huge demand for the treatments and also causing waves of sickness. Elon Musk has used Ozempic to slim down in recent years. He’s pictured above attending the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2020 Warning over rising admissions linked to the drug, one ER doctor — who goes by the Twitter handle @thatERguy — wrote on Twitter: ‘The amount of people coming to the ER for the side effects of Ozempic.’ They added, describing the reasons for admissions: ‘Diarrhea. Nausea. Bloating.’ Social media has also been awash with users claiming to have fallen so sick after taking the drugs that they wound up in hospital.
America’s Love Affair with Adderall When James Hilton was a high school sophomore in Darien, Connecticut, his parents sent him to a psychiatrist because of the many problems he was having at school: He struggled to do his assignments, and then forgot to turn them in. He played the guitar in the school band, but it was agony to sit still for practice. “I rarely did my homework. I failed French freshman year,” he told me recently. “It was like a class clown kind of thing.” The psychiatrist diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—and prescribed a popular drug that, for almost three decades, has helped people who can’t sit still and focus: Adderall, a stimulant composed of two amphetamines. The drug changed James’ life. Adderall became his “morning cup of coffee,” he told me. But it also became much more. Adderall helped him do the things he loved: playing the guitar, working out, reading, getting outside, and having great discussions with friends. His grades went up; he sat still in class; he turned in his homework on time; he became captain of the crew team. “Taking Adderall made me realize I wasn’t stupid,” he told me. “I started taking this medicine, and it was like, ‘Holy shit, I actually understand everything.’ ”
The dark side of medications: These drugs do more harm than good A groundbreaking study conducted by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Melbourne, published in the journal Science Advances, sheds light on the effects of certain drugs on cognitive function. The study involved 40 healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 35, and its results challenge the notion that drugs like Adderall and Ritalin enhance cognitive abilities. According to Peter Bosarts, a professor of neuroeconomics at the University of Cambridge and one of the study’s authors, “Our results suggest that these drugs do not actually make the takers ‘smarter.'” Despite the expected increase in motivation and effort due to the release of dopamine caused by these drugs, the study revealed that their usage leads to overthinking, resulting in unstable cognitive performance. It is common for individuals without an ADHD diagnosis to believe that prescription drugs like Ritalin can enhance their concentration. However, the study findings indicate that these drugs have the opposite effect on certain individuals. The study employed four randomized trials, conducted one week apart, in which participants were administered one of three commonly used drugs: methylphenidate (Ritalin), modafinil (Paravigil), and dextroamphetamine (Adderall), as well as a placebo. During the trials, participants were evaluated using the “backpack task,” a test that assesses the ability to optimize item allocation within a virtual backpack to maximize its capacity.
Low-dose aspirin associated with anemia in older adults, study says Using low-dose aspirin was associated with a 20% increased incidence of anemia and decline in ferritin, or blood iron levels, in otherwise healthy older adults, according to a new analysis of a study conducted a decade ago. Publishing their findings in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, 15 researchers from Australia, New Zealand and the United States determined that low-dose aspirin appeared to reduce the levels of ferritin, a blood protein in cells that contains iron, and increase anemia. “Aspirin may contribute to an increased anemia risk through occult blood loss, resulting in anemia,” the researchers wrote. “To our knowledge, this is the first large-scale prevention trial to examine the effect of long-term, low-dose aspirin use on … anemia.” Headed by lead author Zoe K. McQuilten, of Monash University in Melbourne, they added: “Although the risk for overt bleeding due to aspirin has been well-characterized, very few studies have measured the effect of aspirin on anemia, particularly in older populations.” Symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia, or having too few red blood cells, include feeling tired, weak or dizzy, and perhaps having pale skin and cold hands and feet. Other symptoms include headaches, swollen legs, restless leg syndrome and dry and brittle hair and nails, according to the non-profit Parsemus Foundation.
Connecting the inflammatory dots: Obesity, depression, and Alzheimer’s linked by neuroinflammation In a recent study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, researchers review the neuroinflammation mechanisms associated with depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity, the therapeutic options for decreasing neuroinflammation, and radiological initiatives for assessing neuroinflammation. Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and depression are the three most prevalent global health crises. Recent estimates suggest that by 2050, over 150 million individuals will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Depression affects over 300 million individuals and is the foremost cause of loss of productive life years and disability. Obesity is also rapidly becoming a global health epidemic, with close to 36% and 38% of men and women worldwide, respectively, considered overweight or obese. These three diseases are also interconnected, with depression in early- or mid-life being a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and in the later years being a prodrome or early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease. The relationship between depression and obesity is also complex, with obesity leading to comorbid depression and depression increasing the risk of obesity. Mid-life obesity is also an independent risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, the inflammatory state of obesity is linked to the pathophysiology of depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
Questions of The Day!
We would like to know your thoughts on grounding or earthing? We’ve been learning more about the health benefits through Laura Koniver MD videos on YouTube and her website https://intuition-physician.com
We have never heard you talk about this and would really like to hear your thoughts. Maybe at some point you could have Laura Koniver on your show.
Dan & Cindy
Hi RSB and Super D,
I am not sure if this was asked before, so I apologize if this is a repeat.
I get Anaphylaxis if I get stung by a wasp, bee or hornet and bit by some spiders, so I carry an epi pen, my question is, is there an alternative to the epi pen.
Thanks, your guys are super!