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The Russ Cassell Show 12/23/2013 Hour 4

Dec 23, 2013|

Duck Dynasty; Military retirement and Social Security; 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve; McDonald's settles lawsuit for not allowing Muslim employee to wear a beard; Merry Christmas!

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This is that Russ -- show the Broward and charge my batteries specialists. Five and a half past 11 o'clock. Hard to believe. My final broadcast tower 2013. Deficit you're wondering. How much. Time on this program have you spent this year. Talking about obamacare it's. If I got paid by how many hours we spent talking about obamacare I I'd probably could retire. But today is a big day in the last days. If you sign up for obamacare if you want insurance coverage. By January 1 114 today's the deadline. That I would Germany -- -- they're gonna I don't know what to do. Washington Post no one knows if obamacare will actually increase healthcare coverage. Or not. I -- a break down this morning. Let's rounded up. If you look at the estimates that a million people. Have signed up. -- the exchanges. A million people. There's still six billion people. You're gonna lose their coverage January 1 according to fox. What a fiasco and people are frustrated. It's the Obama care witching hour. New York Times. A series of decisions by the Obama administration to delay some of the law's most important provisions. And to extend some deadlines has caused uncertainty. Do you think among insurers and confusion among consumers. Already the enrollment and young adults appears to be lagging. It's not even close. To what the federal officials and insurers had said they needed. All these sudden shifts according to New York Times has sent a mixed message. You can did a consumers about the significance of today the deadline. Because Obama has reduced the sense of urgency but not the need for coverage -- think about that. Accordingly federal and state officials said they're prepared Ford in Greece and activity on their web sites today and it also -- telephone calls senators. As uninsured consumers rush to beat the deadline. Andrew -- executive director of the Missouri. Health advocacy alliance which is a consumer group. Said the December 23 deadline is a huge milestone. On the way to coverage that will provide relief and hope for a lot of people for many. This will be the best Christmas gift they've had in a long time what are world does that guy live bit. And Obama had a press conference last Friday for a took off from a seventeen. Day vacation. Obama more than one million Americans have selected new health insurance plans. Through the federal and state marketplaces since they opened October 1. -- in hopes they did have 3.3 million. By the end of this month. That's according to a memo from HHS back in September. Stage running their own exchanges like California Connecticut Kentucky New York. Reporting they've seen a surge in demand. Momentum is growing as what they're saying. Rick Moran says this may be the best Christmas gift for some but for others a lump of coal would have been better. At least you can burn the cold the keyboard him. All you can do -- the government is canceled your insurance just try to fight your way through a dis functional web site to purchase more expensive. Less expensive insurance policies. So he says there are deadlines and and there are deadlines who knows what fixes. Are gonna come our way even this week. Maybe more hardship exemption exemptions to the individual mandate. Perhaps more three and 23 M to re orders. Given to insurance companies to break their own rules and cover people. Who knows I mean it changes. Really moment to moment. So you can't plan ahead. It I mean folks who knows. What a week from Wednesday is is is gonna break. Maybe Obama finally. Is many have suggested. -- have to delay Joseph mansion was on TV yesterday. Senator from West Virginia and he said listen. The right fair thing to do is just put all that's on hold till January 1 to 25 day. But Obama is not gonna do that is if he's not gonna do bad. While he's over their spending our money and a four million dollar vacation. I'd -- him. There is no doubt. That obamacare has been. If not the biggest certainly. What top two or three stories of 2013. You know just -- we try to count down. The biggest stories of the year. Although Ben -- still ranks pretty highly with me. But there is no doubt going forward that obamacare. The train wreck. Is going to be the story Tony fourteen Charles Krauthammer warned yesterday. That the insurance companies are gonna have they have a huge. Bailout. What is going to be the response of Americans when we hear -- Then all of a sudden now. I mean world trying to keep her head above water work and multiple jobs and trying to figure out what all this means and it. Then all of a sudden it's going to be it's got to be bailed out Tom again. So as bad as they would. When I come back and by the way. Michelle Obama's message for Christmas. Is to talk to your friends and relatives. At Christmas time tomorrow and Wednesday make sure you bring up obamacare. Just like to put this -- for Thanksgiving. Apparently that didn't it's important it would Michelle Obama said quote may get a Christmas tree to. To talk about health insurance. It but anybody planning to do that what it I think in most families ran here if you brought it up. You do -- either have total agreement. Just how horrible this thing is. Our our fights would break out the Christmas street not to talk about it I mean it would be like one of those movies that they'd show like in a marathon. Although the big Christmas family fight or something. Chevy Chase too -- to do that one. Can just imagine him and Randy Quaid. Can you imagine Chevy Chase. And Randy Quaid you know his cousin and all those great Christmas. Arguing about a while arguing. About obamacare in Chevy Chase strangling Randy Quaid Randy Quaid going kidnapping the president of bringing him here in front probably so yeah yeah yeah the Greg Walden. Friendly feud over obamacare now that would be a move that they're going to be great SNL skit. Right so anyway today is the day if you wanna talk about that that's fine. Anything else is fine to Ingles advantage talk like numbers -- 2329673. Spartanburg 5749673. W -- 71307. Doug dynasty still in the news -- Greer wants to talk about that hi -- I. I don't planet whether they know there's still time. You are did that calls for Christmas and what outcome that they need -- dot buy dot com. Well why would I want to support still Robertson valley Christian values right and continue our my family this year with a -- call commander. I think the left is. Beyond reason beyond conversation and debate in -- he is one attacked. I think the cup proper responses just to pull archer got college can give them a record date. Good records you are right there during the Christmas dinner somebody brings up Obama care you just you just earlier departure dot commander. Right anywhere -- they get -- -- Idea I liked this idea. They can -- in the parade route as this year and -- looking at cracker. That's what I mean that's right our drug thank you. If I should a basket. Very. If you were gonna go by like today not order it online if you were gonna go buy a dog commander Doug -- I'm dropping hints here for my family. If because I don't know. I don't know if you're gonna go by -- commander Doug -- where -- ago. Somebody call him with suggestions. Before you move on from this couple of other things about the -- -- controversy a sheriff in Georgia. Douglas County sheriff Paul Miller. As announced here Rio shares again he's cutting ties with a -- In response to the whole controversy over Phil Robertson. -- Miller said his response to Robertson suspension. Is a statement about a man expressing his Christian beliefs and not one about homosexuality. He said quote -- dynasty is filmed in Louisiana and the State's lieutenant governor has offered to connect the Robert's son's family. With new productions if they cannot reach agreement would they -- -- So he told the Atlanta journal constitution yesterday that the sheriff's department. Is no longer gonna work with -- Which is film portions of beyond scared straight Indy Douglas. County jail down in Georgia. And he said I know it won't matter to AD. But it would just make me feel better. AMD has produced more than a half dozen programs with the assistance of the Douglas county sheriff's office. They will not do any more with my assistants while I'm sheriff. Is finished it's time for someone other than hollow Hollywood in the news media the -- and dubbed the importance right. So. This Douglas Georgia bill and Douglas County Georgia sheriff. Is is is taking a stand. Phil Miller. Some somehow I think he and -- Clark over and Pickens County would would get along perfectly well. Piers Morgan. The guy on CNN that nobody watches. We did that the First Amendment shouldn't protect vital bigots like Phil Robertson. And while making that claim he also reiterated his position. -- the Second Amendment quote shouldn't protect assault rifle Dave rotates. Piers Morgan. What kind of security that guy has to have. We'll go around the CNN headquarters in Atlanta is therefore he is or died in New York. This whole thing about homosexual rights continues to spread over the weekend you know last week we told you. New Mexico became the seventeenth that was at the sep seventeenth state. To say yes to gay marriage and then. Over the weekend we have number eighteen although it's still up in the air a federal appeals court yesterday. Declined to stopped. Officials in -- off from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. This game I told you about this last week following a judge's ruling. That overturned Utah's ban on gay marriage. The governor appears Gary Herbert he asked for an emergency stay to prevent marriage licenses. From being issued to same sex couples. This after judge Robert Shelby on Friday ruled the ban unconstitutional. So they're supposed to be back before the judge today. As the State's appealing this. But the ruling made -- on the eighteenth state to allow same sex marriage major victory for gay rights activists in. Your job. A conservative state where the Mormon Church. Pretty much runs things out there. Fort Bragg. North Carolina. The chapel where has now held its first same sex ceremony. Happened yesterday. Three years ago major general Daniel major Daniel told them. Couldn't imagine being married let alone having a ceremony at -- brags main post chapel. Like all gay soldiers he was living under the policy of Don't Ask Don't Tell. But after a whirlwind of change. That again with the repeal of the ban. Tobin and his partner Jonathan Taylor have now broken historical ground. The pair who wed in Washington DC in August. Blessed their marriage before more than a hundred people at Fort Bragg yesterday. The ceremony while not technically a wedding. They have because that would have been barred by North Carolina State law is believed to be the first -- same sex couple at Fort Bragg. They exchanged vows were blessed in front of their family and friends. Soldiers in and out of uniform mixing with family and friends in the church pews during the episcopal service. Led by reverend Harry abernathy. Abernathy said the liturgy was one of blessing not marriage but the two were very similar he added. That the couple's relationship. Was a sign of God's law of attendees included a one star general. And they command. Sergeant major. Finally. Over the weekend in Uganda. Lawmakers passed an anti gay bill that calls from life imprisonment. For certain homosexual acts. Drew criticism. From gay rights campaigners who call -- the worst in the world. Bill first introduced in 2009 widely condemned for including the death penalty. But that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament instead. In Uganda. Life imprisonment. Is the penalty -- homosexual act -- one of the partners is infected with HIV. Or has sex with minors -- the disabled. As well as repeated sexual offenses among consenting adults according to the office of a spokeswoman. For Uganda's parliament. The bill also prescribes a seven year jail term. For a person who quote conducts a marriage ceremony. For same sex couples the bill was passed unanimously by the grounds of parliament. No one voicing any. Objection. Lot of news folks are back to the phones Ralph is in cal Britain's. I Ralph they had you don't harassment Chris yes -- back catcher. While. Bush knowledge structure token amount I'm I'm about -- get real man but you're going to engulf the Paramount that commander. I'm not. Anyway I'm -- about the gentleman that called earlier about retired military -- Tokyo security. Yes there. Our debt we can I'm I'm retired military and federal Social Security. Be below. So you have to work forty. Quarters. That you're retired military or forty quarter -- -- ten years. Then you qualify outlook social security and you can -- social security and military retirement -- did so in terms if you legal requirement each. Yet there's a big article today about Mitt that's what you get when you go in the military the -- But I went through it -- the top of the hour news and no -- didn't even mention Social Security. No military military does not face Social Security because you're already and a retirement system. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I got you let me ask you this then he and so when you get your paycheck in the military they don't take out any fight -- taxes or any Social Security taxes. When you get your pay when you know Charlotte -- -- you know. So you're paying into a military retirement program -- you don't have to pay anything forward that. Well who -- here and a military. You're retirement. Here's -- that's part of the deal when you do when you enlist in the military that part of the contract we are usually I'm requirements I got you. And then you get a military. And you know I encountered them before personal but most people. Okay -- all of military retirement right and we refer to a military karma because that -- a target and most people understand right. But when he retired military. But we're still in the military you're just retired inactive. That's why -- like all right urged the closure and it took the that you're that. -- we're joking you're can be called up bad I don't know I don't know you can probably go back but you can bet there are -- -- you cannot -- -- well then how -- -- in -- for life. Well culture. That's equally weighted Richard Neer military. Retired inactive and yet you'd -- in -- certain age. You're no longer eligible to be called back. What can still. Arianna or I sort of phrase Obama is once a marine always a marine but I don't know you know we're talking about retirees now not just. Veterans and ignorant people that are served well. I was honorably for a certain number years talking about. People that have served there at all. Or twenty year over there aren't all right thirty years right hander retired and met their requirements. Right now talking about -- -- nineteen. Sixty -- prior I don't know what the latest changes are against you are Ralph let the digit lead in here to -- scolded about this lead and -- highly. They are you go to Russ. Yeah you can draw yourself security and your retirement check -- and 27 years in the air force. And I -- my -- -- security and I girl my. Is it based on what you've got paid when you were in the military or was it based on pay. That you learned that you've got out of the military. Yes it included. A unique -- security if they included -- -- I don't see him I thought the security in the -- here. Well now you're the last guy totally disagree. Well what I heard. Yeah you can end and you -- not oh laugher. You are when you retire. You are only him active retired rolls until you reach thirty years. And what she reached the thirty year mark like added 27 years. Three years our own inactive. A row. At thirty years I'm -- Okay. I'm confused but anyway thank Julie. We'll take a quick break 1125. You're listening to live and local WORD. 1063. Ari one more comment on this belief in -- highly. Doubt in my rush. OK are retired -- from the military. My two year without even saying they've ordered a little research. I was told and I expect I'll learn. And enlisted our mail. Every time are eligible reached for a recall until age sixty I have. Commissioned officers. They are always both able to recall. So that they can make different -- there. Regardless of age. I only get bigger -- regarding stage unless they resigned their commissions and Arnold won't really tall. Our job it is now. So we were you were and how long -- I think twenty -- twenty years in there. -- years so. You got your military pension do you also draw Social Security. Didn't do that and I did not into brought to average age of -- to -- -- around. I am I yeah I recall -- over over how we're able to control of security. Out. But at the end of the other equipment for you partner -- yeah. Okay part of that recruitment do you viewers thank you. I'm betting man. But how -- the armed -- -- public talk about her granddaughter. I would -- department Joseph granddaughter at all got a pretty good not great Graham Davis Cup. I have to disagree league. And -- and I had grabbed me. I'm sure you're Greg grand babies are absolutely gorgeous. Isn't really you can but my granddaughter. I don't -- record breaker I got a grandson to and I gotta tell you I'm not biased at all I'm I'm looking at this objectively I don't -- my granddaughter is a pretty -- girl that's ever been born in my grandson is a lady killer -- seven months you know -- It is. Is how did -- is under migrants on his drop dead handsome that's what a great grandson is two. I mean he's got a kid -- -- out about people just once they see and they just stop ago. Snob but my grandson is seven months old style MIA granddaughter is four console I mean I'm sorry for years ago. My great grandson is only two -- Oprah is so. And not great granddaughter -- your -- person. Wow wow well you have been blessed and so violate. But certainly I certainly don't arrest as we did. Included personal can be recalled until age sixty perhaps. I -- 1131 it's news time we'll be right back. This is the rust castle show Howard and charge my batteries specialists. Scott this -- -- I feel like we're only one step. Away from the Hunger Games. And I didn't see the first movie and I haven't seen the second one but I I guess and they're talking about is just. Yet when an old when an old hits the fan writes isn't oppressive society. Well why would this person they were only one step away then yeah. -- anyway Eagles advantage talk Klein's great -- to 329673. Spartanburg. 5749673. WOR deep text line number. It's 71307. Jack is in Pickens hijack. And Lou well -- grandchildren god did comment you made. All my grandchildren got my good looks as well I don't have any left. They took it all away from -- right every minute of it I -- I gotta remember that would jacked. Up this. One thing though a bit a lot of -- bits might not know barracks. Some do I'm sure both are South Carolina America as. -- airwaves for one dollar. You can go to the DMB and aren't -- cute DD 214. And have veteran put on your life exploit. Your license. Your license. It's only a -- driver's license itself yet he's not a 110 now and I'm not okay are good that -- -- well let license itself. And so you know sometimes that comes in handy yeah. South Carolina -- promoted so that more bit looser and all recognize bad. Because the other problem you have is if you wanna go to our own. Other types of businesses like loans -- would give special district military. You have to have a regular military I'd be. Which of course twenty years or you can get one through the the day. But if you go to -- Make. Well I don't make too much money but if our -- semi together make too much money -- TV news and via -- which -- Could use because I'm on disability. But I'm not allowed to use and even though our -- Because we make too much money. Yeah. I have to save these articles about the military and the controversy over the the budget deal that was just pass because congress some in congress now again just like in the -- dynasty thing Jack. The American people speak in back and and and speaking out and just saying enough of this already having especially after. Senator Tom Coburn is annual waste book came out and I went through a lot of those things for you in you compare data what they waste money on. And yet they single out they're gonna pick on veterans gimme a break. So maybe 2014 will be a year. But where there's going to be even a further great awakening. In this country as as certainly. Hope and pray that that's the case thank you Jack Merry Christmas to you and -- problem that things in the news. You probably won't hear this anywhere else today. In Canada the Supreme Court has struck down all current restrictions. On prostitution. Including. Bans on brothels. In on street solicitation. The Supreme Court of Canada declared. All of those laws. Unconstitutional. And they said it's because they violated a prostitutes. Safety. It was a 90 decision. It will take effect in one year. Inviting the Canadian parliament to try to come up with some other way. To regulate the sex trade if they choose to do so prostitution. Is technically legal in Canada I never knew that. But most related activities have been illegal including living off the of bales of someone else's prostitution. But the court found that the provisions were overly broad. And grossly disproportionate. In Canada. McDonnell's this is out of California McDonald's has agreed to pay 50000. Dollars to settle a lawsuit. They claimed that McDonald's discriminated against a Muslim employee this is in Fresno California. Who wasn't allowed to grow a beard. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Says -- settlement was reached last week with McDonald's restaurants of California. According to the suit Shahid cotton. I guess it was his wrath of go. Was a crew trainer. At a McDonald's in Fresno in 2005 when he asked to Wear a beard to work citing religious beliefs. He quit after the request was refused for the commission. Filed a lawsuit civil rights violation under the settlement. McDonald's agreed to pay 50000 dollars. And to reinforce training of its managers and staff on existing anti discrimination policies. McDonald's in the big knowledge any wrongdoing. So you compare that with what's going on -- -- dynasty -- At that. Today is the birthday of the Federal Reserve. We have had the Federal Reserve. For 100. Years it was created. December 23 1913. Woodrow Wilson. Is the president we can blame me he believed that central planning would actually make America better. He is informal deputy was a guiding colonel house who was not really a kernel at all. He had written Phillip drew the administrator before Wilson was elected that book. Celebrated aggressive federal intervention in American life to end poverty achieve social justice etc. Bruce walker wrote about this and American thinker he says it's ironic that the rolling out of obamacare. Should be on the 100. Anniversary of the Federal Reserve. Both represent holy missed placed attempts. To replace the incremental influence of market forces with central planning by a national government. Milton Friedman in 1988. Said no American institution had performed so poorly. And yet retained such a high reputation with the people. As the Federal Reserve System. They ostensible purpose of the Federal Reserve act in 1913 was to prevent bank panics. Other goals were to keep currency stable. And a moderate inflation. Certainly hasn't worked. And I don't really believe. In my own life my own opinion. That those were the real goals. Of the Federal Reserve people often call here about the Federal Reserve today. Is the 100 birthday the Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a federal judge in California. From ruling on the constitutionality. Of warrantless surveillance systems. Telling -- that recent disclosures about the NSA spying. Were not enough to undermine its claim that litigating the case would jeopardize. State secrets. One of the big stories -- -- thirteen. Got a -- Snowden. I'm John -- Snowden. In California. Just a heads up. There's a new bill proposed by senator cup free kfar row. I'm sorry this is an Ohio. It would require parents. Who had decided to home school their children. To undergo an investigation by social services and social services. Would then decide. Whether or not you would be permitted to home school your children it's called home school legal defense I'm sorry. The Home School Legal Defense Association. Reporting that on December 3 to 4014. Senate bill 248 in Ohio was. This mean that's not right. The build the latest attack against families from state legislatures. He won a severely restrict choice to home school children. Just keep that in mind and finally. My last new story of Tony thirteen. You know last week we had all that controversy. About the vitamins and supplements your member of what -- that -- like two and a half hours of conversation it was a wild about how they would didn't work in you know the FDA should regulate them and all that kind of stuff. Well the New York Times had another story out over the weekend how many of you take green -- You know I drink eat eat greens they are you take the supplements. Well. They're they are saying now. And they have a case here several cases New York Times cites the case to -- Christopher -- -- -- a seventeen year old. Who took. They concentrated green tea extract that he bought at a nutrition store because you know they advertise it as a fat burning supplement. The damage to his liver. Was so extensive that he's been put on a waiting list for a liver transplant. New York Times new data suggest that he's not an isolated case. Here's the next big war dietary supplements dietary supplements account for nearly 20%. Abroad related liver injuries that turn up and hospitals up from 7% a year ago. According to an analysis by a national network of liver specialists. This research included only the most severe cases of liver damage referred to a group of hospitals around the country and the investigators said they are under counting the actual number of cases. Now many patients recover once they stopped taking the supplements and get treatment. But there are others who require liver transplants or die. Because of liver failure. And teenagers are not the only consumers at risk according to the researchers. Many -- say our middle aged women. Who turned to dietary supplements that promise to burn fat or speed up weight loss. Just source on the notes about -- 1146. Will be right back. Campbell finish up when your phone calls for 2013 right after this. Time for one more quick call hi Wayne. I yes sir you're on. Drugs are out of Florida called JO audio distribution all time. And love -- read this thank century Red Cross. The complaint saying his New York City in mind few when I feel. Yeah aborted our years. Together while we go recruit others wounded -- a little lonely Laura. She is so spiritual we are no issues while. I was OK. Are currently are. Thank you Wayne god bless you god be with you throughout know what's going to be a tough Christmas for you. 1151. Now WORD. All right folks. I'll see you again on Monday January the sixth. And I hope you know this from my entire family. We want to wish you and -- some very Merry Christmas and we want to wish you God's grace God's blessings and to give you peace. Not only through the Christmas season but into the new year. The. -- -- We. Okay. There. I. -- Okay. Okay.