July 24, 2018 7-9PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
The Hypocrisy Is Almost Too Much To Handle…
Disney Faces a Backlash From Its Stars for Firing ‘Guardians’ Director Friends and fans of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn are urging Walt Disney Co. to rehire the filmmaker, a rare moment in an era when bad behavior has gotten some of the biggest names in Hollywood summarily fired. Actors including Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Selma Blair have tweeted in support of Gunn, who wrote and directed both “Guardians” pictures and was working on a third. Some 228,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking Disney to bring him back amid concerns that he was targeted by conservatives. The company didn’t respond to a request for comment. Disney terminated Gunn on July 20 after the right-leaning website Daily Caller published 8-year-old Twitter comments by the director that included jokes about the Holocaust, pedophilia, overweight people and violence against women. In tweets last week, Gunn said he had apologized many times for a sense of humor that hurt people. “My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over,” he said.
By Firing James Gunn, Disney Has Exposed Itself To Unending Online Blackmail In a vacuum, the tweets that got James Gunn fired from the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie were jokes in bad taste about explicitly taboo subjects (like pedophilia) which, at the time, were intended to shock and provoke a comparatively limited number of folks. At the time, Gunn was a self-styled “damaged” rebel within the Troma system, whose prior films (Slither and the deeply cynical superhero satire-as-religious allegory Super) were intended for adult viewers with adult sensibilities. Yet, as we should know by now, social media is a bullhorn. If you want your private jokes to stay private, don’t put them on Facebook or Twitter no matter how few followers you have at that moment. That they would come to the surface nearly a decade later, no matter the messenger or the motivation behind their unearthing, put Walt Disney in a tricky spot. Maybe the Mouse House was motivated by fears of continuing conservative media attacks, a threat to their purchase of Fox or brand damage. Especially since everyone is now holding their breath waiting for you-know-who to chime in on a late night (or early morning) Twitter rant as soon as it becomes part of a Fox and Friends segment. Maybe Bob Iger, Alan Horn and friends were genuinely offended to the point of terminating their working relationship with one of the key figures in their biggest live-action franchise.
Special Guest Lillian McDermott!
Lillian “Lilly” McDermott is the owner of Lillian McDermott & Associates, (marketing company.) the Host of The Lillian McDermott Radio Show (heard six days a week,) a Certified Life Coach, monthly contributor for “Mind Matters” Florida USA Today column, a keynote speaker, the Founder of The McDermott Holistic Foundation and a curious student of life!
Even though I have a full time career in Legal & Medical Marketing, I am also a soloist at my church, a Certified Life Coach and the Host of The Lillian McDermott Radio Show ~ Heard Weekdays at 8 am on “The Biz” AM 1600 , FM 100.3. Then noon & 5 pm on WWBC AM 1510, FM 94.7, FM 99.9, FM 100.7. On Saturday, at 11 am at “WBOB” AM 600, FM 101.1. The show is heard from Southeast Georgia, Northeast Florida to West Palm Beach. (In addition to all those locations, on Saturdays, you can also listen all the way to Tampa as well.) I also have listeners, all over the world through the internet, YouTube and on demand at iTunes, Google Play Music and iHeartRadio. You can listen LIVE on my homepage.
The purpose of the show is to Empower those who have forgotten they matter and create 100% Responsibility for everything we do. Each week, my focus is to share friendly and respectful discussions that lead to growth.
From the wise unknown person to internationally renowned celebrity experts, all come on the show to share “Love and Knowledge”! I am so grateful that the show has allowed me to reach out beyond my “Circle of Friends”, to my “Listening & Viewing Friends” and share the message of Hope.
Question of The Day!
Hi Robert …I’m 66 and I have shingles……any idea why I have shingles for the second time…..I was in my 40’s the first time…..I have a rife machine…. would you recommend using this machine?…I also have the Q1000 laser…I’ve been using that on the sores……what homeopathic remedies would you recommend to get rid of this as quick as possible……Thank you for any information you can give me…. P.S. – I’m on no drugs….NOTHING….I take kombucha every day …Kefir…every day…not a great vitamin taker…hate popping any kind of pills….golf all summer …ski all winter……dance all year around……I stay pretty active…
Thanks Robert I will be listening
What Has This World Come To???
Paying parents to read to their children boosts literacy skills Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them. A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment. Only one of those techniques—paying parents 50 cents for each reading session—led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed. “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University. The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills. None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight negative effect on children’s test scores, said Justice, who is executive director of The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy at Ohio State. Justice conducted the study with Jing Chen, graduate student; Sherine Tambyraja, senior research associate; and Jessica Logan, assistant professor, all at the Crane Center. Their results appear online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Hour 2 – “Organic” – What Does That Mean Anymore?
Perdue Aims to Lure Organic Shoppers With Cheaper Chicken Perdue Farms Inc., one of the world’s biggest producers of organic chicken, wants to bring the premium meat to the masses. The Salisbury, Maryland-based company will convert its Simply Smart prepared chicken brand to organic later this year, Chief Marketing Officer Eric Christianson said in an interview. The line, which includes frozen products such as nuggets, tenders and breasts, will be sold at about half the price of comparable organic products at retail, which often go for about $15 a pound, he said. U.S. consumers are continuing to clamor for organic goods. Sales in the category rose 6.4 percent to a record $49.4 billion in 2017, according to the Organic Trade Association. Tyson Foods Inc., the nation’s largest meat company, bought specialty chicken producer Tecumseh Poultry LLC earlier this year and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has a new organic facility in North Carolina.
GMO Giant BASF Unveiled as Member of Organic Trade Association Yesterday a report by Living Maxwell revealed that the often overlooked GMO/chemical giant, BASF, is actually a member of the U.S. Organic Trade Association. This realization sent waves of ire throughout the worldwide community of organic advocates. As a result of this revelation, major organic food producer, Nature’s Path, has left the organization as a form of protest. For some people, having BASF — one of the world’s most powerful chemical and GMO companies — as a member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is not a problem. For Arran Stephens, CEO and Co-Founder of the fiercely independent, family-owned Nature’s Path, this was something that he could no longer tolerate. A combination of frustration with the OTA over the years, the organization’s willingness to accept hydroponics in organic, and allowing non-organic members, such as BASF, Cargill, Campbell’s and General Mills, to have influence over the direction of the OTA were all reasons Nature’s Path cited as reasons why it recently left the trade group.
Special Guest – Stuart Tomc!
Stuart Tomc serves as a Vice President of Human Nutrition at CV Sciences, Inc. Mr. Tomc served as Head of Product Development at CannaVEST Corp. He is a recognized authority on dietary supplements, with twenty years of experience in the nutritional health industry. He served as Vice President of North American Herb and Spice, where he served for 10 years, in addition to his service as Global Educator for omega-3 market leader, Nordic Naturals, Mr. Tomc is known for
California’s exploding market for hemp CBD products rocked by sporadic crackdowns The pink menus at Coffee Dose, a Costa Mesa coffee shop, list lattes infused with trendy ingredients such as tumeric powder and grass-fed butter. The menus also have several ingredients carefully hidden by lines of Wite-Out. But look closely enough and you can make out two words: “CBD oil.” Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is one of more than 100 compounds found in cannabis. The chemical doesn’t make consumers high, but international demand for CBD is growing as word spreads about its potential medical benefits, including claims that CBD can ease seizures, calm anxiety and reduce inflammation. Jeni and Oscar Castro, owners of Coffee Dose, are among many entrepreneurs who’d been treating CBD derived from marijuana’s mellow cousin, hemp, as a dietary supplement. They listed CBD oil as an ingredient in “The Mary Jane” latte and as an optional add-on to other drinks, along with collagen and house-made nut milk. And business was booming, with a diverse range of customers regularly stopping by for CBD boosts. But two months ago, Orange County health officials impounded all CBD products at Coffee Dose. They told the Castros it’s illegal to sell foods or drinks that contain CBD, and said the Castros could face a civil fine if they didn’t follow the rules.
Most in US think cannabis has health benefits, despite lack of data Americans believe marijuana is helpful in treating a variety of health problems despite a lack of available evidence supporting it, a new survey found. The results, to be published in the upcoming issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, show the most respondents believe smoking marijuana can help with pain management and then MS. Just under half believe it can relieve insomnia, anxiety and depression, ailments for which marijuana’s efficacy and safety have not been established by scientists. “They believe things that we have no data for,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Salomeh Keyhani, a professor of general internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco medical school. Of the 16,000 respondents to the online survey, 14.6% said they had used marijuana in the past year, lower than in the country at large, according to a 2017 survey.
Pharmacogenetics of Cannabinoids Although the application of medical marijuana and cannabinoid drugs is controversial, it is a part of modern-day medicine. The list of diseases in which cannabinoids are promoted as a treatment is constantly expanding. Cases of significant improvement in patients with a very poor prognosis of glioma or epilepsy have
already been described. However, the occurrence of side effects is still difficult to estimate, and the current knowl-edge of the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids is still insufficient. In our opinion, the answers to many questions and concerns regarding the medical use of cannabis can be provided by pharmacogenetics. Knowledge based on pro- teins and molecules involved in the transport, action, and metabolism of cannabinoids in the human organism leads us to predict candidate genes which variations are responsible for the presence of the therapeutic and side effects of medical marijuana and cannabinoid-based drugs. We can divide them into: receptor genes—CNR1, CNR2, TRPV1, and GPR55, transporters—ABCB1, ABCG2, SLC6A, biotransformation, biosynthesis, and bioactivation
proteins encoded by CYP3A4, CYP2C19, CYP2C9, CYP2A6, CYP1A1, COMT, FAAH, COX2, ABHD6, ABHD12 genes, and also MAPK14. This review organizes the current knowledge in the context of cannabinoids pharmacogenetics according to individualized medicine and cannabinoid drugs therapy.
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- Cancer Prevention Convention Sun Aug 19, 2018
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- International Integrative Healthcare and Holistic Iridology Congress Oct 19-22 2018 Orlando FL
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