March 1, 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:
Gun control measures proposed by Trump, lawmakers after Florida school shooting Two weeks after a gunman walked into a high school in Parkland, Fla., and massacred 17 students and faculty members, survivors aren’t giving up their fight for stronger gun control efforts. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teenagers have moved front and center in the gun control debate, organizing a coming national school walkout, meeting with President Donald Trump, lobbying state lawmakers and participating in protests. Since the Feb. 14 shooting, several ideas have been floated by the White House, Democrats and state officials to combat gun violence. Trump also hosted a group of bipartisan lawmakers at the White House to discuss reform.
Nikolas Cruz’s school shooting case goes to grand jury next week State prosecutors are
expected to present the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz to a grand jury in Broward County early next week. Cruz, 19, was arrested on 17 counts of premeditated murder shortly after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The massacre left 17 people dead and 16 injured. For the case to move forward, prosecutors must file formal charges. In Broward County, state prosecutors typically present evidence in all first-degree murder cases and all police shootings to a panel of grand jurors. The panel, which meets in secret behind closed doors, will then vote on an indictment.
Trump announces re-election campaign and Brad Parscale as campaign manager President Trump announced that he’s running for re-election in 2020, and , who served as the Trump campaign’s 2016 digital guru, has been named campaign manager. In an announcement posted on the president’s campaign website, his son, Eric Trump, called Parscale “an amazing talent” who was “pivotal to our success in 2016.” Top Trump adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner said that Parscale “was essential in bringing a disciplined technology and data-driven approach to how the 2016 campaign was run.”
ICE warns that sanctuary cities aren’t ‘immune from federal law’ Recent sweeps by the U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were lawful and put into effect because sanctuary cities and states are not immune from federal law, its San Francisco spokesperson said Monday. ICE conducted sweeps across parts of Northern California last week in Napa, Pinole, Atwater and El Sobrante, actions which ICE spokesman James Schwab said were executed because “ICE no longer exempts classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.”
Hour 2 – Nature vs Nurture
Genetics or lifestyle: A study brings new hope for improving our health The question of nature vs nurture extends to our microbiome – the personal complement of mostly-friendly bacteria we carry around with us. Study after study has found that our microbiome affects nearly every aspect of our health; and its microbial composition, which varies from individual to individual, may hold the key to everything from weight gain to moods. Some microbiome researchers had suggested that this variation begins with differences in our genes; but a large-scale study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science challenges this idea and provides evidence that the connection between microbiome and health may be even more important than we thought.
So…Treating Illness With Better Diet Is BAD?
Gee…This Study Isn’t Biased At All
Gun injuries fall during NRA conventions, study says During National Rifle Association annual conventions, when about 80,000 gun owners spend a few days focused on seminars, events and meetings, America seems to be safer, new research suggests. More specifically, the rate of firearm-related injuries when NRA members gather en masse falls by 20% nationwide, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. When a state hosted a convention, and presumably a higher percentage of local gun enthusiasts attended, gun-related injuries in that state fell 50%, said Dr. Anupam Jena, the study’s senior author and an associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School.
Minn. Medical Marijuana Program Is Eliminating Opioid Use: Study Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is off to a promising start for both pain treatment and reducing opioid dependence, new research finds. Thirty-eight percent of enrolled patients reduced opioid medication and 42 percent reported a pain reduction of thirty percent or more, according to a report published by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Medical Cannabis. The first-of-its-kind research study is based on the experiences of the initial 2,245 people enrolled for intractable pain in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program from Aug. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016. Of this initial group, 2,174 patients purchased medical cannabis within the study’s observation period and completed a required self-evaluation before each purchase.
Mistrial for Denver cannabis church leaders facing marijuana charges The prosecution of leaders of a Denver cannabis church on charges of open and public consumption of marijuana didn’t make it past jury selection Wednesday. Denver County Court Judge Fred Rodgers declared a mistrial for International Church of Cannabis founders Steve Berke, Lee Molloy and Briley Hale after city prosecutors decided they couldn’t seat a six-person jury. The three defendants each face a misdemeanor charge of open and public consumption of marijuana and violating the Colorado Clean Indoor Act. They were issued citations following an April 20, 2017, undercover Denver Police sting conducted during their church’s private, invitation-only 4/20 celebration at which many of the 200-plus attendees smoked marijuana in designated consumption areas.
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Elvis Presley seeking congressional seat in Arkansas The race for an Arkansas congressional
seat is getting “All Shook Up” with the entrance of a new candidate: Elvis Presley. Elvis D. Presley, a sometime impersonator of Elvis A. Presley who legally changed his name to that of the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, has filed to run against Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., as the Libertarian nominee. Presley was selected to run for the seat at a convention during the weekend. The candidate’s bio on the official website of the Pulaski County Libertarian Party, which previously supported his candidacy for county land commissioner in 2016, says he works as an auto refinish technician at Camp’s Custom Paint in Star City.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- NOCO Hemp Expo April 6-7, 2018
- Alive Expo Atlanta April 21-22, 2018
- Total Health 2018, Toronto, Canada May 11-13, 2018.
- US Health Freedom Congress June 10-12, 2018
- Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!