February 13, 2024 3-5PM ET

Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:

Hour 1

Weight loss drugs Ozempic, Wegovy power Novo Nordisk earnings
The surging demand for weight loss drugs, specifically Ozempic and Wegovy by Novo Nordisk, along with Eli Lilly’s contributions, is propelling these pharmaceutical giants towards potentially becoming the first healthcare companies to achieve a market capitalization of over $1 trillion. In 2023, Novo Nordisk reported a significant sales jump, reaching $33 billion, largely fueled by the success of these drugs in the United States, where over 40% of the adult population is classified as obese. These medications, part of a new class known as glp-1 agonists, were initially approved for diabetes treatment but have shown remarkable efficacy in weight loss, with users potentially losing up to 26% of their body weight within a year. This growth is not just a testament to the drugs’ effectiveness but also highlights the vast, untapped market for obesity treatment, with only 1% of the billion people living with obesity currently treated. As Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly continue to navigate supply challenges and regulatory approvals, their trajectory suggests a significant impact on the healthcare sector, potentially ushering them into the elite trillion-dollar market cap club.

Special Guest Lisa Hill

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Welcome back to the “Homeopathic Hits” segment of The Robert Scott Bell Show.
In this episode, we’re focusing on Alumina, a homeopathic remedy often used for conditions characterized by dryness of mucous membranes and constipation.
Let’s explore the various applications of Alumina, especially in these health scenarios.

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Hour 2

Special Guest – Michael Boldin


Is This a Free Democratic Society?
The Brownstone Institute questions the integrity of democratic societies in light of the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting a departure from principles of public service, accountability, and humility. The article criticizes the actions of political and health leaders during the pandemic, including the imposition of lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccination campaigns without solid scientific evidence. It highlights the manipulation of public fear, the erasure of vital records, and the suppression of dissenting voices, comparing current governance to authoritarian practices. The piece calls for a reevaluation of leadership and governance, advocating for a return to a society that values freedom, scientific integrity, and genuine public service.

The Big “Invasion” they Want you to Ignore
The Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin discusses the concept of “invasion” beyond its conventional understanding, suggesting that the Founding Fathers also used the term to describe actions by the federal government that encroach on states’ rights and individual freedoms. The article argues that contemporary discussions often overlook this aspect of “invasion,” focusing instead on external threats. Boldin emphasizes the importance of recognizing and resisting federal overreach as a form of invasion that threatens the principles of federalism and liberty. The piece calls for a renewed focus on the Founders’ intent and the preservation of states’ rights and individual liberties as essential components of a free society.

Can Federalising Central Governments Fix…Federalism?
Federalism, designed to distribute power among constituent states, faces challenges from the centralization trend in the United States, Australia, and the European Union (EU). Initially, these federations aimed to limit central government power, promoting a balance between governing and self-restraint. However, over time, central governments have expanded their roles, diverging from federalist principles. In the U.S., a significant shift towards centralization occurred post-World War I, with increased federal spending on defense and healthcare highlighting this trend. Similarly, Australia’s Commonwealth and the EU have seen central authorities encroach upon state or member state prerogatives. The article critiques this movement towards bureaucratic states that undermine state autonomy and individual liberties, arguing for a recommitment to the distribution of authority to preserve federalism. It suggests that the solution lies not in further centralizing power but in ensuring that government remains a servant of the people, adhering to the original intent of federalist systems.

 

Gavin Newsom recalls how he was blamed by Target clerk for Cali. retail theft
California Governor Gavin Newsom shared an anecdote about an awkward encounter with a Target clerk who blamed him for the state’s retail theft crisis, not realizing she was speaking to the governor himself. During a Zoom forum on mental health, Newsom recounted witnessing a shoplifter at Target and questioning a store worker about why the thief wasn’t stopped. The worker cited policies attributed to the governor as the reason for inaction. Newsom clarified that California’s Prop. 47, which he mentioned makes property thefts over $950 a felony, was misrepresented. The incident, which took place in a Sacramento-area Target, highlights ongoing challenges with shoplifting in the state. Despite the clerk’s initial blame, the conversation shifted to a lighter note when she recognized Newsom, who then declined her request for a photo. Newsom’s recounting of the event underscores the complexities of addressing retail theft and the public’s perception of policy impacts.

Principal: Brookfield High tampon dispenser destroyed 20 minutes after installation in boys bathroom
At Brookfield High School, a tampon dispenser installed in a boys’ bathroom was vandalized and destroyed within 20 minutes of its installation. This act of vandalism occurred shortly after the dispenser was set up on January 24, in response to a new state law requiring free access to menstrual products in schools. Principal Marc Balanda expressed his disappointment and disgust in an email to the school community, emphasizing the immature behavior behind the vandalism. The incident has sparked a broader conversation about respect, understanding, and the importance of supporting all students, including trans and intersex students who may need access to such products. The school plans to reinstall the dispenser and continue promoting a respectful and inclusive environment.



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