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The Russ Cassell Show 12/17/2013 Hour 3

Dec 17, 2013|

SC underperforms other conservative states in conservative policies says Americans for Prosperity; SC drivers second worst in US; Vitamins and minerals; ADHD drugs and alternative treatments; Gun control - Sheriffs across the nation take a stand against Obama gun control agenda, pledge not to enforce laws

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This is the rust -- show powered and charge my batteries specialist and a half past 10 o'clock good morning and Merry Christmas to you folks. Are right. A lot of coverage here -- and we've already talked about a lot in the first two hours of the program. And there's much to cover here remember any thing that's on your mind despise the Eagles advantage talk lines or for that. You get a -- three dollars to 329673. Spartanburg 5749673. And the WORD text line number is 71307. -- -- This meeting that happened last night. Got a Tommy's ham house and hearing the comments of congressman Duncan there. -- you're never gonna reduce the size and scope of government as long as you vote on budgets that increased spending. We are awaiting this critical vote. In the United States senate's on this so called bipartisan budget deal. Which the Democrats loans and apparently the Republicans. Basically have just given up. There's been so much written this week about how the Republicans well I saw 1 article this morning. The Republicans are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. After the mythical government shut out. That they just wanna. Give up go home for Christmas and get back in January grant amnesty to the illegals. I think the one thing. If it goes the way. That the experts are predicting. This thing's gonna pass the senate and again Republicans. Why have to cross the -- And vote with the Democrats. To get -- sixty votes. Needed to avoid a filibuster. And then of course. With Republicans and Democrats joining together. And does spend more money that they don't have. Increase taxes. -- I think increasing fees is the equivalent of increasing attacks. As the Democrats and Republicans joined together. I want you to remember this this is from the hill newspaper. Eric Washington. Is the reporter the headline is in budget deal. There's a secret reward for the Democrats. Ellison of this fox. First of all this is a two year budget deal. That's really unusual in what I saw that this is weird. Why normally a budget is for a year why a two year deal. In Eric Lawson writes about it. And he says. There's two year budget deal approved by the house. Has hidden. Political benefits for senate Democrats. Republicans charge. Why because it sets a top line budget number for 2015. So Democrats. Won't have to write and pass a budget resolution. In the mid term elections next year. And you know what he's right. He says that means vulnerable Democrats like senators Mark Pryor from Arkansas. -- baggage out of Alaska. -- Kay Hagan in North Carolina Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Means they won't have to take tough votes as part of a budget voter -- he writes. He says Republicans are unhappy is they believe. They're tough votes. What it made it would have made it easier to defeat these candidates next ball. And take control of the senate in 2015. He writes would Obama cares difficult rollout forcing members to vote on many aspects of the health care law. Would be especially appealing. Senate can vote here at any time. Why. Would the Republicans. Wanna give the Democrats an advantage. If you believe what mr. Watson. Is riding. At the hill newspaper. He further explains until this spring when the senate approved its first budget resolution for years. Senate Democrats had repeatedly avoided passing a budget. In part because of the problems it would have created did. For their most vulnerable members. In two of the years in which the senate failed to pass a budget. Harry Reid argued. Budget caps. In the 2011. Budget control act all meant no resolution was legally necessary. Republicans said Reid did was wrong then. And he would be wrong now if you use this new bill to avoid it. A budget vote. So I don't I don't know what's gonna happen. It'll be a big fox story here on this program if it happens before noon. Will bring it to you. But just remember that. If the Republicans joined with the Democrats in the United States senate and and pass this. They are helping the Democrats next fall. Well. Com about this meeting last night. -- -- Tommy's ham house. Rudolf -- Greenville news. Has an article. Something to think about your headline is South Carolina under performing other conservative states. Head of the national groups sets. South Carolina is underperforming. Compared to other conservative states the leader of a national. Conservative advocacy groups said Monday. And he's talking about. Tim Phillips president of Americans for prosperity. He was in town. Got to Tommy's ham house last night to launch. Americans for prosperity South Carolina chapter. He said he plans to find register and turn out 80000 voters quote. Who we know our witness on the issues. Now -- their 35 state chapter and they're gonna have an office here in Greenville. Maybe one you know down along the coast to. They're based out of Arlington Virginia. They're funded by the Coke Brothers. They talk some lower taxes less regulations shrinking the size of government. And last night he was speaking to local Republicans and Tea Party folks. Donna Tommy Sinise said. That he sees South Carolina quote under performing compared to other red states what does that mean well in Wisconsin he said. There Republican control is more tenuous and lawmakers there. -- cut taxes by 614. Billion dollars they have reformed pensions they have launched school choice programs. But here in South Carolina. Tim Phillips said. We're just not -- Now Phillips grew up in Lyman went to Byrnes high school. He said his father frank Phillips played text only baseball. His brother Al Phillips is associate pastor over at first Baptist Church in horsepower number. So we as local ties and so it's interesting observation. As I've said many times on this program you hear the pundits all the time talking about all that South Carolina boy rock solid conservative state. And it's just not true folks. Because it as he points out. If you're gonna compare to some place like Wisconsin. And they they really don't have too many conservatives in Wisconsin. Committed to Wisconsin to ground out well. Yet in a state like Wisconsin they have cut taxes they have reformed pensions they have launched school choice programs. You would think. That would be a no brainer here in South Carolina. It's just more evidence folks of of what is the real truth. In South Carolina. People have been duped. We've talked about the -- we talked about the people who. -- issue their conservative in the they get down the Columbia they're about to go back to Colombia. And look at what they do. And I made that point so many times in this program. I -- I just wonder will people ever. Get what's being said here. Also just for fun. So after -- drivers right this second worst in the country. This is out today. -- the top ten states for bad drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This was put together by the website car insurance comparison dot com. Here in the top ten North Dakota. Montana North Carolina is eight Missouri seven. Florida number six top five Alabama Texas Mississippi and then there we are number two South Carolina the number one state for the worst drivers they say. Louisiana. By the way that they said according to be National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. We ranked last in careless driving. Pedestrians and cyclists. Killed per 100000 people. South Carolina next to the bottom in the percentage of fatalities related to alcohol. And fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. Only. Louisiana was worse. Our best category. Was drivers failure to Obey traffic signals and Wear seatbelts. Were 29 among the fifty states and Washington DC Vermont. Had these safest drivers. Utah New Hampshire Minnesota Oregon. Followed among these safe driving states the silver lining we may be bad drivers but we're dying less often on the road. The number of traffic fatalities statewide down 13%. Through December 15. Compared with the same period a year ago traffic deaths are up however. Most. Readers more than three out of four according to an unscientific survey. At the state news paper website. Thought that South Carolina was very deserving. Amidst number two I think it. Should I totally disagree that is I think we're absolutely. The worst drivers. You've heard me talk about this many times in in the civilized world I know this we are the red light running capital of the world we don't know what yield means. And we have people who don't understand the meaning of the word limit as in speed limit so there you ago. Agree or disagree. Are totally change the subject -- let's go to the phones Ross in Inman Europe first this hour. You were -- I'll get back this subject about the bottom and federal -- I cared Jeter yes sting out of regular life -- -- but that vote and metallic mineral -- which our bodies are not designed. Through four army if you're good you're hired dollar bet -- federal. It -- elated medals which error. Mattel -- -- what ram ram. I mean you know I have to. And then he got. That coin I don't which -- -- what would form. And I have ever heard of doctor jolt wallet he did. It is -- and that's how he put it caught it caught dead doctors don't lie. And if you will definitely open your eyes about you know it -- problem out there but and. So let me ask you this do you think the government the FDA needs to regulate this. Oh then Howard people ever gonna know they're getting what they're paying for just play devil's advocate here. Well I think -- -- I would read it -- -- at -- -- I -- -- if you got something that's worked for you or whatever. I mean I guess that's about credit don't operate big -- a regulated out -- Go -- the government is chomping at the bid to come end. And assured the public. Dead we -- gonna step in so that people aren't ripping you off so therefore the all powerful government the Food and Drug Administration. Needs to come in. And put some of these shelters out of business because as you said there's a huge difference. In what really is in that capsule that you -- -- but drug store of the you know the vitamin store whatever. The grocery story and sells vitamins now. And I don't know I I think that the government. Sees the billions of dollars that people spend on this. And they the they wanna do something about that thank you sir. Harry Crist this person is a doctor -- a Simpson -- our doctor Elliott -- Expect our guys are back to back today a conversation or talk about it ADHD Q what kind of doctor are -- I'm board certified chiropractic proud that you and what we do it our office that we -- therapy called neuro feedback which has been in a research since the sixties and seventies. And that's actually betrayed by the American academy of pediatrics just you know medical association at a level one that. Or pretty kids and meet just to get out or Dell or one year age do you mean. Yes ADV ADHD commented it's a form of brain wave retraining and the technology -- alcohol and and like I don't think it's a great result what that itself. I would just encourage -- that there are looking for help them aside from the medication -- -- This this this there are times article. -- and they quote this let's see doctor bill Conner I think is his name. There and and he looked at the CDC. Stats. And he he said this is a national but I'm quoting him a national disaster a dangerous proportions. Because when you look at the tremendous increase. In in the not just the diagnosis of ADHD. But then in the number of prescriptions written for medications. It has just soared in our -- me said the numbers make it look like we have an epidemic. And we don't it's preposterous he said quote. This is a concoction. To justify the giving out of medication. At unprecedented. And unjustifiable. Levels. Identical to that article I would agree victories and why they are -- therapy had gained a lot of prominent. Is because there is no you don't know pharmaceutical company behind its. To chiropractic. A long way. All right thank you for the call -- and I did the guy's name is Keith Connors. Doctor Keith Connors. New York Times article out December 14 the selling of attention deficit disorder written by Alan Schwartz. In case she wanna. Look it up. Are quickly -- Greenwood high. You don't -- -- do and will serve. Well I'm I don't know vitamin content I'd like to talk but -- doubt the German -- -- Brooke -- Brooke how bad money back Kevin Phillips. And now Kate brought out some things that I had never thought about you but you know -- -- and I hope I can explain where you. Where it might say it's sure. But so. He was talking about argument it is deep all private money into stocks where I don't manufacture. And basically today. Hours stalks our own bungling and arbitrage. And interest. And what's what happened is. Are we have let all our jobs especially here in great woods. Spoke all ladies you know textbooks. Here but everywhere they wanted to get rid of all manufactured back in the early eighties. And they say yeah. Our stock market just. It's a goal and up they were dating you have no -- no -- idea plot. Well basically he's there as well or we are not I don't want to stop mark I don't know -- don't Federal Reserve right. It's keeping it up right but what I didn't know wore us. It is says that the Federal Reserve just buying. They can't simply aren't are not only bond but then to keep that up. And and we are buying that kinda in the team built its own money we printed to pull money that we bar it's. And or we got -- not a but I also cards. All there's no question and it's a bow out now they've they've been talking about this tapering and other words pulling back on. The 85 billion dollars a month I mean we're into the trillions of dollars now that the Fed has pumped into this market. And then they're talking about now pulling back and so it stands to reason thought. If if that's what's driving the stock market to record levels 161000 and evolved. I'm didn't then what happens when they start pulling out. People. Did say OK I'm in stopped -- -- my broker to so so they don't want it starts follow. Title hunt around. And around in the 1980s. Or lose. -- but yeah Islam for. Contracts in this debate for some reason I got through to my broker and he got me out of it are not in -- element of our own that you know but. My broker call that day instead all your money's gone because I was trading on margin he said now you -- and our money what are you wanna do. And it was down thirty minutes before the market close but I I gotta go here because of Clark's got us. But it is amazing and that's -- I've been in the market now and a couple of years -- just because. This is all house of cards his book says thank you sir -- -- for now you're listening to the Ross castle show. So on the text line and pulleys Ross. South Carolina drivers are bad. Hello put a Floridians behind the steering wheel and they've become Floridians. She. -- just a quick comment on the drivers of South Carolina I travel on interstates are good -- a bit more. That I want to every month and whenever I get on the interstates it does turn into a gained a big game it's called dodge. The it's unfortunately there's no winners in this game and a lot of the players. Seems to me are from out of state. -- banned driver list how many states. Have seen the influx of population. From metro and non citizen areas. One place discourages driving and the other teams have no respect for the law. -- the only way a person make sure they're taking quality vitamins and supplements. Is the way you do it research the product educate yourself learn to read labels. We do not need government regulating products. But by and large the American public just fat and lazy is we don't wanna take the time to learn we wanna be told. Because. It is easier. Parent didn't come -- 1030 news time back with more just a moment. They're Russ castle show powered and charge my batteries specialist since 1035 you get right through on the eagles' advantage -- -- numbers. -- 2329673. Spartanburg 5749673. WORT text like number is 71307. All right. So early this morning I got an email and what kind of picked my curiosity. Know yesterday we were talking about. Gun control -- What happened at a Colorado on Friday. Another shooting at a school. We had a couple -- New Jersey out Christmas shopping they go to a parking garage. Husband gets shot both in their thirties. You know it's been a popular topic on this program for a long time. So can I get this emailed talking about an organization. Called the CS peel away. It's a national organization of sheriffs and police chiefs and other individuals. And they they have a list now. Of law enforcement officials all across the country. That are saying they are not -- in force. Obama's gun control laws or agenda. There's even a piece in the New York Times about this. -- Sunday. Written by Erica good the headline is bold. Sheriff's. Refuse. To enforce laws on gun control. Here's part of that story. When sheriff John -- of Weld County this is in Colorado. When sheriff cook explains in speeches. Why he's not enforcing that State's new gun laws. He -- up to thirty around magazine's one he says. He had before July 1. When the law banning the possession sailor transfer. Of the large capacity magazine went into effect the other he quote maybe. Obtained afterwards. So we shovels the magazines they're identical of course. And then he challenges the audience to tell the difference quote how was a deputy or an officer supposed to know which is rich and he's right. Good rights. Colorado is package of gun laws enacted this year after mass shootings in Aurora Colorado in Newtown Connecticut. Have been hailed as a victory by advocates of gun control but a share of Coke and a majority of the other sheriffs in Colorado offer any indication. These new laws which mandate background checks for private gun transfers. And outlaw magazines over fifteen rounds. May prove nearly irrelevant. Across much of Colorado's rural regions. Some sheriffs are refusing to enforce holes. Saying that they -- to invade and violates the Second Amendment. Many more say that enforcement will be quote a very low priority. As several sheriff's now put it. All of that seven. Of these 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado. Signed on in -- to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality. Of the statutes. The resistance of sheriffs in Colorado is playing out and other states raising questions about whether tougher rules passed since Newtown. We'll have a muted effect in part. Especially in the heartland of America -- gun ownership is common. And grassroots opposition. To tighter restrictions -- -- In New York where the governor Governor Cuomo signed one of the toughest gun law packages in the country in January of this year. -- sheriff has said publicly they are not going to enforce those laws. The governor says that would set a quote dangerous and frightening precedent to. So the article says the sheriff's refusal is unlikely to have much affect in New York according to the State's division of criminal justice services. Since 2010 sheriff's. Have -- less than 2% of the two most common felony gun charges the vast majority of charges are filed by the state. Or local police but it's everywhere in in Florida. In Liberty County a jury in October actually acquitted a share. Who had been suspended and charged with misconduct. After he released demand arrested by a deputy on charges of carrying a concealed -- arm. The sheriff who was immediately reinstated by the governor. Said he was protecting demands Second Amendment Rights in California. A delegation of sheriff's met with the governor Jerry Brown. Had to try to persuade him to Vito gun bills passed by the legislature. Including measures -- semi automatic rifles would detachable magazines and lead ammunition for -- You know brown signed the ammunition ammunition bill vetoed the bill -- the rifles. So it's all. A -- across the country so back to this group. In just you know take this for what it's worse. BCS. Peel away dot org is the web site. I went to. And they have something that was posted back on July 31. It's entitled growing list of sheriff's associations and police chiefs say no to Obama gun control here's what it says. We've been contacted by police chiefs and other groups or individuals who wanna be counted among the valiant as well look for their list. After the sheriff's. And they put together a list of sheriffs state sheriff's associations and police chiefs. Folks who have vowed to uphold and defend the constitution. When it comes to gun control measures. And the group says we applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction and they write the remarkable thing. About what these brave men and women are doing. Is that nobody told them to do it. Neither -- CS peel away nor any other organization they say that we're aware of actually contacted the sheriff's across the country and asked them to make statements that is something sheriff's did on their own. Or because their constituents. Requested of the they -- soon people started submitting letters and links to dammit it was such a remarkable thing. They started collect all of the names and came out with a list and the miracle happened they say. Other sheriffs across the country have been inspired by the courage of those who stood first and so they say now we see the power of standing even if you fear. You may standalone. Now powered by the gaining momentum of this movement the CS PO way. Has joined with other like minded organizations in a largely volunteer effort. To contact old the remaining sheriffs. And get them to go on the record. So. I'm looking at their list. And they haven't listed state by state. So -- go to South Carolina. Here are the people who. Stood up. And made this commitment. To say no. To Obama's gun control. -- South Carolina and -- -- actually. Berkeley -- Wayne DeWitt. Charleston how can Cherokee Steve -- -- field -- -- per show Jim Matthews Lexington james' minutes. Pickens Ric Clark. Spartanburg chuck -- York Bruce Bryant. -- -- So here in the upstate was say we got and be -- we've got Pickens. We've got Spartanburg. We've got York. -- there's some missing names there. There's a missing counties there. So I started thinking what are why they're missing. Diarrhea and. I couldn't come up with the answer. Can you help me. Why why would do. I mean why would sheriff right. Why would sure of course. Clark. Would share of Bryant -- Why would sheriff Bo -- why would share of national. Why would they make these -- And in other. Sheriff's police chiefs. Not make that -- Let's say must do this by deduction. If you have certain sheriffs and police chiefs are saying standing up and say you know what. This is unconstitutional. This is against the Second Amendment. I am just saying publicly I'm taking a stand right here right now I am not gonna enforce one Obama wants on gun control. So if that's what these sheriffs are saying. Then sheriffs who aren't on the lip on the low on the list or police -- not on the list what it. What are they say. You know may. I just can't quite. Maybe you can help me -- in Greenville -- cold and help me what must they be saying if they're not on the list Joseph. Well all right very good about that restart but what are Smart -- and you stop Carolina sheriff's association. On the list. They're all just amnesty. Has been born through news. Market or repair all I -- -- name was missing -- I can well he's the one who -- very. They don't undercover -- about the -- are currently in any responsibility. For it or studios but Obama got. But yeah that he's not on the list may not be notorious but he especially on record. So you're saying he did take a stand. I'm looking right here South Carolina sheriff's association. Let's say they got California Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois. Indiana Kentucky Michigan Minnesota Missouri. Montana Nebraska New Mexico Oklahoma and then right there South Carolina followed by Texas Utah and Wyoming. Now those are different organizations and associations. Then have made this statement. Write them off the chairman of South Carolina group -- he has actually but they're all bigger. But let me share with you what it says right here in you did you probably solace from it says here -- to. A statement from a state association does not necessarily mean that every sheriff in the states supports it. One cases in Florida. This statement was voted on and approved by the majority of sheriffs in the association. But not by every sheriff in the state. What don't have that report its own grounds people -- just earlier he's got a picture postcard but it. Okay. I'll circulated to look at -- -- career and he may not be. Current individually. Although it but he you know collectively you don't eat better did you start -- the -- to serve and Bob Jordan good. Church generally joke. What does it say to you that. These sheriffs are taking this stand publicly saying they're not gonna enforce these laws on gun control. Put that general ribeiro all -- constitution. Yeah that's that's the message that comes through loud and clear and going down the road. What do you think this wouldn't -- -- -- Yeah I I do too when critics don't like it or your net current what do mark 1 am afraid is something very bad it's gonna happen. People -- we'll see you and others say thank you for the call -- they bankrupt. Quick break 1047 now buried in 51 gotta do this quickly here got one text on this Ross it's pretty simple. What the sheriff's not enforcing. The president gun control is gonna leave troops. Federal intrusion and maybe even martial law nonetheless. I support -- like chuck -- we talked about this before. Should just thank. For example I'm I'm sitting here wondering and I'm being truthful here I don't really know. -- or chuck -- stands. I know were Ric Clark stands. I know where some of the other upstate sheriffs stand because their names on the list. You know I don't know for example where the sheriff of O'Connor Kelly stands I don't know where the sheriff of Anderson county stands I don't know where the sheriff of Greenwood stands. -- could be. If their members of the sheriff's association and the South Carolina sheriff's association is on this list as supporting this this. This stand. Maybe they think they don't need to make an individual comment that may be -- but then again they may not pay it. I think it's a very important question. And it's not just from the sheriff's. And the police chiefs. It's also for every member of law enforcement we talked about this before. When the time comes and I don't think it's if the time comes when the time Combs. One of these people gonna do first of all they take in both they're supposed to be up there enforcing the law all the multiple on the country's constitution. So. For him I would hope for a majority of vast majority of them this is a no brainer. This is a no brainer. Second Amendment is what -- jets. Shall not be infringed pretty simple to understand right. But yet. There seems to be all across the country and this is a real danger. When the time columns. And as we have. This agenda. You know we talked about it yesterday. Shooting happened out in Colorado to school on Friday at that mall -- New Jersey Sunday night cowboy Christmas shopping. And immediately the activists came out passion of the story we and said that that this is going to be big thing the big issue. For the 2014 elections. Well as they push push push push push. We come back to this question what are the local sheriffs and police departments going to be what are local law enforcement gonna do when a state law enforcement what are they gonna do. Because the left never quits when it comes to gun controls something to think about today my only purpose -- to make you think. And it welcomed the comment to 1054. Now.