Jim Acosta ruling, Pinterest vaccine censorship, HBP Homeopathy, Cannabis Ketoacidosis, Gut fountain of youth, College smartphone fasting, Mike Maharrey, Tenth Amendment Center, Media nullification ignorance, Raw milk Texas, What’s up with Brexit, Roy Clark passing and MORE!

Nov 16, 2018 7-9PM ET

Friday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:

Jim Acosta Update

Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta’s press pass CNN’s Jim Acosta has returned to his post at the White House following a court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reinstate his press pass. Now President Trump is vowing to create “rules and regulations” for how White House reporters act. He says “you have to practice decorum” at the White House. “It’s not a big deal,” Trump told Fox News in an interview on Friday. “What they said, though, is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct, etcetera. We’re going to write them up. It’s not a big deal. If he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.” Friday’s ruling by federal judge Timothy J. Kelly was an initial victory for CNN in its lawsuit against Trump and several top aides. The suit alleges that CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by last week’s suspension of his press pass.

Selective Free Speech?

Pinterest Removes Anti-Vaccine & Vaccine Awareness Boards Pinterest, a web and mobile social media platform that offers users an outlet to “pin” a variety of image and video based content to boards (collection of pins), has come under fire for removing users’ boards on vaccine injury, anti-vaccine, and vaccine risk awareness content. As of September 2017, Pinterest has an estimated 200 million monthly active users, about 60% are women. Pinterest is a privately held company owned by three partners, one of which, the founder and CEO, Ben Silbermann, attended Yale and studied medicine and political science. Does ownership and funding influence allowable content on Pinterest? What about free speech and our constitutional rights? Does free speech and freedom of expression apply to a privately owned company that has their own agenda, guidelines, and community standards?

Homeopathy To The Rescue

Homeopathic remedies for high blood pressure Hypertension is a common and critical health concern, especially for older people. An article in Homeopathiccovered some of the best ways of naturally treating high blood pressure according to homeopathy. This system of alternative medicine subscribes to the adage of “similia similibus curentur” (like cures like). Homeopathy prescribes controlled quantities of a substance that elicits reactions similar to the symptoms of the illness in question. Homeopathic treatments stimulate the immune system to fight the disease more effectively. They also enhance the natural healing ability of the body, thereby improving the speed and completeness of recovery. There are a number of homeopathic remedies recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure. Certified homeopaths will determine their recommended treatment based on the unique needs of an individual patient.

Cannabis Update!

Cannabis Tied to Higher Ketoacidosis Risk in T1D Cannabis use was associated with a doubled risk for diabetic ketoacidosis among people with type 1 diabetes, researchers reported from survey data in Colorado. Users of cannabis had a higher odds of experiencing hospitalization for diabetic ketoacidosis within the past year compared with nonusers (OR 1.98, 95% CI 1.01- 3.91), Viral Shah, MD, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and colleagues wrote in a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine. Over 20% of these patients with type 1 diabetes who used cannabis — either recreationally or for medical purposes — were hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis within the previous year compared with only 8.2% of nonusers. Patients who reported cannabis use also had higher mean HbA1c levels when compared with nonusers (8.4% vs 7.6%, P<0.01). Even after adjustment for the method of insulin delivery, age, and income level, people who reported cannabis use still had higher mean HbA1c levels (difference 0.41 percentage points, 95% CI 0.38-0.43).

Fountain Of Youth?

A gut bacterium as a fountain of youth? Well, let’s start with reversing insulin resistance Move over Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. There’s a new health-promoting gut bacterium in town, and it’s called Akkermansia muciniphila. You will not find its benefits at the bottom of a yogurt cup. But a new study has identified more than one way to nurture its growth in the gut, and offered evidence that it may maintain—and even restore—health as we age. Published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the new research found that in mice and monkeys whose metabolisms had grown cranky with age, taking steps to boost A. muciniphila in the gut reduced the animals’ . Insulin resistance is the gradual impairment of the body’s ability to efficiently use food for fuel. It is best known as a way station on a patient’s path to developing type 2 diabetes. But  resistance is also linked to a rogue’s gallery of ills, from obesity and inflammation to the sagging immunity and frailty that comes with advancing age. If a readily available means of slowing or reversing insulin resistance could be identified, it might have broad and powerful anti-aging effects (in addition to protecting some of the world’s 650 million adults who are obese against developing type 2 diabetes).

This Is A Problem

College students choose smartphones over food University at Buffalo researchers have found that college students prefer food deprivation over smartphone deprivation, according to results from a paper in Addictive Behaviors. Sara O’Donnell, lead author on the paper and clinical psychology  in the Department of Pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, said the results suggest that smartphones can be more reinforcing than  for college students. “In this study, we provide evidence for the first time that smartphones are reinforcing,” she said. O’Donnell is co-author with Leonard H. Epstein, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor and director of the behavioral medicine division in the Department of Pediatrics. “We also found that when deprived of both food and smartphones, students were much more motivated to work for time to use their smartphone, and were willing to part with more hypothetical money to gain access to their phone,” she said.


Hour 2 – Special Guest Mike Maharrey

Michael Maharrey serves as the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center and the managing editor of the SchiffGold blog. He hosts his own podcast, Thoughts from Maharrey Head, as well as the Friday Gold Wrap podcast and the It’s Your Dime interview series for SchiffGold. Michael is the author of three books. Our Last Hope – Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty, makes the historical, philosophical and moral case for nullification. Smashing Myths: Understanding Madison’s Notes on Nullification digs deep into James Madison’s views on nullification, focusing on his writing’s later in life. Finally, Michael joined Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin in penning Nullification Objections: Dismantling the Opposition, a book that takes apart the common objections to nullification one at a time. He’s also penned several e-books, including The Power of NoThe Historical and Constitutional Basis for State Nullification to Limit Federal Powe and Its Practical Application, The Constitution and the Report of 1800, and The Jefferson Letters, Vol. 1: Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions. Michael earned a degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. As a non-traditional student, he won several academic awards and was a member of the school’s ethics bowl team that placed eighth in the nation. Mike played for the USF ice hockey team at the ripe old age of 40, earning American Collegiate Hockey Association Academic All-American honors.  He also holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. Along with his formal schooling, he’s had the opportunity to associate with and study under some of the top academics in constitutional history and our founding principles.

Michael speaks at events across the United States, and frequently appears as a guest on local, national and international radio shows advancing constitutional fidelity and liberty through decentralization. As a working journalist, Michael has written and reported for several newspapers, including the St. Petersburg Times and the Kentucky Gazette, covering local and state politics, and sports. Mike won a pair of 2009 Kentucky Press Association awards while serving as the sports editor for the Woodford Sun in 2009. He also worked for a local television news outlet writing web content for the station’s award-winning website. Michael lives in Lexington, Ky., with his beautiful wife Cynthia, and has two daughters and a son. Although a native Kentuckian, he spent much of his adult life in Florida and considers the Sunshine state his adopted home. In his spare time, he still plays ice hockey and is equally passionate about defending the Constitution and his crease. Contact Michael at michael.maharrey@tenthamendmentcenter.com

Mainstream Media Still Stupid on Nullification Well, it’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to take apart a mainstream news report on nullification. You probably won’t be surprised when I tell you that after all of these years, reporters are still stupid on the issue. In truth, we haven’t really seen a lot of discussion about historical nullification in the mainstream over the last couple of years. That’s mainly because states have nullified federal actions in effect by simply refusing to cooperate with the enforcement of federal laws and the implementation of federal programs. The anti-commandeering doctrine makes nullification through non-cooperation uncontroversial – at least in a legal sense. The strategy is SCOTUS-approved. But CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski brought historical nullification back into the spotlight by digging up statements acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker made in support of the principle back in 2013. Whitaker was talking about state governments having the courage to nullify ObamaCare, noting that the states created the federal government, not the other way around.

Texas Bill Would Expand Raw Milk Sales in the State, Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme A bill prefiled in the Texas Senate for introduction in the 2019 legislative session would legalize limited retail sales of raw milk in the state. Passage of this bill would take a step toward nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in practice. Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) prefiled Senate Bill 80 (SB80) on Nov. 12. The proposed law would authorize and license limited retail sales of unpasteurized milk and raw milk products in Texas. License holders could sell raw milk in one of three locations.

  1. The person’s place of business;
  2. The consumer’s residence; or
  3. A farmers’ market as defined by Section 437.020.

Under current Texas law, raw milk may only be sold on the farm where it was produced. The legislation also includes regulations for storage, labeling and testing of raw milk and related products. Passage of SB80 would not only open up the raw milk market in the state, it would also move forward efforts to nullify a federal raw milk prohibition scheme.

Brexit: EU determined to keep calm and carry on with deal Again and again throughout this Brexit process I’ve been struck by the chasm in thinking between leading UK politicians and the viewpoint of EU leaders. But the current state of affairs is particularly surreal. As the UK’s political class twists and turns itself into a spitting Brexit frenzy and the pound fluctuates hysterically on the currency markets, the EU has popped on its blinkers, clapped its hands firmly over its metaphorical ears and is resolutely continuing preparations for a special summit of EU leaders to sign a Brexit deal that many in the UK believe/hope could yet end up in the bin. So far, nothing – none of the screaming headlines back in the UK – is managing to distract the EU from its focus.

Did You Watch Hee Haw?

Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ Host And Country Music Ambassador, Dies At 85 One of the legends of country music, guitarist and singer Roy Clark, has died. Clark, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, was beloved by generations of fans for his work on the TV show Hee Haw, which he joined in 1969, acting as joyful co-host for nearly a quarter century. He was 85 years old and died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Okla., of complications from pneumonia. His death was announced in a statement from his publicists. Clark became something of an ambassador for country music, not just in the U.S. but internationally, appearing in locales as far-flung as the Soviet Union, where he did a groundbreaking tour in 1976. He also helped turn the Ozark town of Branson, Mo., into an entertainment hot spot for Americans after opening the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre there in 1983.

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