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“The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now” Presented by Dr Devra Davis, Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. The Lecture What are the health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation? While Australia has led the world in safety standards, including compulsory seat-belt legislation, plain packaging on cigarettes, and product and food disclosure legislation, it falls behind in addressing the significant issues associated with mobile phone use. In this Dean’s Lecture, epidemiologist and electromagnetic radiation expert, Dr Devra Davis, will outline the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone, and provide a background to the current 19 year old radiation safety standards (SAR), policy developments and international legislation. New global studies on the health consequences of mobile/wireless radiation will be presented, including children’s exposure and risks. The Speaker Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. Dr Davis was Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute — the first institute of its kind in the world, to examine the environmental factors that contribute to the majority of cases of cancer. In 2007, Dr Devra Davis founded nonprofit Environmental Health Trust to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards. Dr Davis served as the President Clinton appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in the U.S.A. from 1994–1999, an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents and mitigates chemical accidents. As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank. Dr Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a PhD in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as well as the Scientific American and the New York Times. Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices.
Hey, BillOReilly.com Premium Members welcome to the No Spin News. Wednesday, November 21st, 2018. Take your country back. So this is our last show. For the Thanksgiving break and I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll get to that in a little while.
On Friday we have a special. A No Spin News special on the media. I
know I overdo it but if you care about the corruption in the media you
want to watch it on on Friday. Tomorrow I’ll check in somewhat if
something happens. We have posted my interview with Barack Obama last
one I did Super Bowl interview. OK. To show you how you can be tough
interviewing a president but not disrespectful. That entire interview is
now posted on BillOReilly.com. Anybody can watch it so if your friends
aren’t paying Premium Members they want to see it they can just alert
them that’s there. You might check it out let me know what you think. I
took a lot of heat from the left on that interview. It’s really amusing
now to see a guy like Acosta, who’s a far left guy and the left have no
problem with him. You know the hypocrisy is just astounding.
Alright, the latest on a border, 10,000 migrants. Now I said to you
that I didn’t think that. These people were going to get to our border
in this number and they have and there’s two things in play.
The Mexican authorities are allowing it. Now they got trouble in
Tijuana because their own people are rebelling but the Mexican
government the Nieto he allowed it.
Why. I can only suspect and that there are there is millions and
millions of dollars funding these migrants because they got on buses and
trucks and cars in Mexico City and they drove. Now, there’s 10,000 of
them. All right most of them in Tijuana. But about 3,000 in Mexicali
which is also on the border in the Southern California district. OK.
So this information comes from the Department of Homeland Security
and we have troops and we’re not going to let them in. I don’t think
because as I have been reporting the goal here is to crash the U.S.
immigration system entirely. Now I’m going to put up the graphic we put
up yesterday because we have a little bit more information. The founders
of this. This is coming out of Washington D.C. the National Immigration
Forum overseeing the funding for the migrant movement. They work
through two organizations in Chicago, Centro Sin Fronteras, La Familia
Latina Unida. Anyway, there’s two Chicago operations that are the
conduit so the money going to Pueblo Sans Fronteras there on the ground.
That last organization is based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
OK, so there’s the pipeline. George Soros absolutely involved. He
gave 4.4 million dollars to the National Immigration Forum through the
Open Society Foundation which is his crew, that was in 2009 to 2014 and
I’m sure he’s given more money since then. All told Soros Open Society
Foundation donated a 827 million dollars to far left people eight
hundred twenty-seven million.
It’s staggering. And I think it’s going to be more than that when
they total it all up. That’s what we have now. So, he, Soros you know
you remember a couple weeks ago if you criticize him you’re
anti-Semitic. All right well I just wrote a book called “Killing the SS”
and if you call me anti-Semitic then you know you’ve got a defamation
lawsuit on your hands and I get back out of my book. So anyway Soros and
his crew I know are involved with this. It is just too coincidental. So
there you have it. That’s what’s going on. It’s a well-organized crew
based in Washington D.C. designed to crash the U.S. immigration law by
ripping up the asylum programs and the mainstream media has ignored the
story almost entirely because they sympathize with the open borders
The reportage has been horrible, awful. I don’t even bother anymore.
Now on Monday Federal Judge John Tigar, part of the Ninth Circuit in San
Francisco halted an order by President Trump that said you cannot apply
for asylum in the USA unless you go to a port of entry.
Tigar said no 1964 law says you can if you’re a foreign national
anywhere in the USA. Apply for asylum. And that’s true. That’s right. I
mean the Ninth Circuit is a corrupt circuit. We all know that. But this
ruling by Tigar is upholding what the law is and it’s just it is and the
U.S.A. signed a U.N. treaty in 1951 saying the same thing. It’s still
in effect. So anyway President Trump doesn’t like this at all this
ruling and he said this go.
SOT- President Trump: Every case gets filed in the
Ninth Circuit because they know that’s not law. That’s what this country
stands for. Every case that gets filed in the Ninth Circuit we get
beaten and then we end up having to go to the Supreme Court like the
travel ban that we won the Ninth Circuit. We’re going to have to look at
Bill O’Reilly: So right after that Chief Justice
John Roberts and the Supreme Court criticized President Trump saying we
need an independent judiciary. OK. I want an independent judiciary but
certainly, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is not independent.
It’s a political body. Now there are very fine judges and I know some
of them on that court and there is disgusted as I am and as President
Trump is now a way to get around this is to cite national security.
Donald Trump is not going to win on the law. The law is on the side of
the left wingers on the Ninth Circuit. The law says what it says you
want to change it and it should be changed is obsolete. Change it.
Congress has to do that.
But if Donald Trump wants to say 10,000 migrants massed on our border
is a national security problem which is absolutely is. Then that’s how
you get around the stated law. You say I’m suspending, I’d suspend all
asylum applications if I were president for six months. Every one of
them from anywhere in the world.
Because you can’t have an organized cabal trying to crash your law and just let it go.
So national security, Trump will win on that and as he went on the
nations that he didn’t want to accept visas from he won, as we predicted
he would. He’ll win on national security. You got the president’s got
to be able to protect the country. It’s 10000 people down there right
it’s already been like 500 arrests in Mexico for crimes committed by the
migrants allegedly. Man, this is not. This is not what the press has
portrayed it. You know a lot mostly men down there young men trying to
get in here. All right.
So the smear du jour, the smear of the day against Donald Trump was
that he somehow wanted to prosecute James Comey and Hillary Clinton the
New York Times of course. Of course, he wanted to prosecute Hillary
Clinton and James Comey. Is this a big story? Oh, he should be impeached
because he wanted to do that. Well, President can’t do it. OK.
Prosecutors do it, Justice Department has done it based on evidence
can’t just arrest somebody you evidence so he can say down from me and
say I’d like to see you investigate call me and Hillary Clinton Hillary
Clinton further it’s not any big deal. He’s been saying that forever.
But the New York Times headline this is the smear du jour. Yesterday it
was Ivanka Trump.
All right. Every day I’ll give you the smeared as you’re on now
tomorrow’s Thanksgiving nobody will even care about this because shogi
Jamal shogi murdered by Saudi Arabia.
President Trump’s not going to take any action against that country
making a mistake. I think it’s the same thing as Putin. Trump doesn’t
want to blow up the Saudi relationship he didn’t want to blow up the
Russian relationship and he knows Americans don’t care about Jamal
Khashoggi and they don’t they don’t.
Nobody’s walking around except CNN and MSNBC going. Jamal shock
nobody now. I told you this Saudi Arabia is a bad country guy rules it
bad guy but they help the United States. What I would have done would be
very clearly say I believe theU.S. intel when it implicates the Saudi
government in this murder.
The president believes the U.S. into I’m going to warn Saudi Arabia
that if there is another murder or human rights violation at that level
I’m going to sanction you.
That’s tougher I understand why Trump doesn’t want to dismantle our
best ally beside Israel in the Middle East a bulwark against Iran. I
understand. And the greater good is served by having Saudi Arabia in our
orbit. I feel very bad for Jamal Khashoggi and his family. He was
murdered because the kingdom didn’t like him. So I think the president
should be tougher on these things and take some of that ammunition away
from his critics.
President Trump’s lawyers have said he has answered the questions from Robert Mueller in writing.
Apparently, the special prosecutor has those questions and answers.
It’s going to be really interesting when that final report comes out.
All right. Thanksgiving is my informal take on Thanksgiving in the year 2000 80 America is still the greatest country on earth.
We have a very different president who has a very different approach
to governing that has created a whole lot of hatred and a lot of
controversies. That’s our democracy. That’s our republic. All right.
People were fed up with standard politicians they elected Donald Trump. I
think he’s doing the best he can do. Press Aide some Democrats Hatum
far left hates him.
So we are all out of hatred.
Does it mean the country’s best means certain elements in the country
are bad but not the country per se. The reason America is the greatest
country on earth is because of opportunity. 10000 people in my caravan.
Why are they there? They want opportunity.
There’s no opportunity in their country so they think here they know
there’s opportunity. For 350 million people there is an opportunity to
get a better life.
Saw I came from Levittown. I came from a very working-class home even
though both my parents went to college. We had a working-class
mentality and had a lot of money. OK. If you want to know about me a
bold fresh piece of humanity is the book to pick up in my neighborhood.
Most of my friends became cops or firefighters or teachers or physicians
assistants some lawyers. But it was a standard issue working class. I
broke out miracle bit with my personality miracle. OK. And I have
achieved success now after that success was achieved. I was brutally
attacked and I’ve absorbed the attacks is it the country’s fault. I was
brutally attacked. Now country gave me an opportunity. I seized the
opportunity. I have a nice car. I have two nice houses. I can send my
kids to the best schools I can get the best doctors I have light years
more than any of my ancestors ever had because of America. Because of
this country. So I’m thankful that I am an American. I’ve been 85
countries. There’s not another place on earth that I would go if I had
to move if I was deported. I go to Ireland or maybe Australia. OK but I
don’t want to go anywhere. I like it here. I don’t believe in white
supremacy. I don’t believe in white privilege. I think it’s a bunch of
garbage put out by people who want to create a victim mentality for
votes. I for twenty years plus if Fox News tried to maintain an
objectivity toward liberal America that is gone because of the far left
which attacked me and which I believe in doing grave damage. To the USA
not liberals. Lots of liberal friends far left people I despise them and
what they stand for. I despise what Bernie Sanders stands for Not him.
He’s all right doddering guy what he stands for. I despise I don’t want
the government seizing my property. All right right now theU.S.
governments like this. It’s like this. They’re not the country that we
elect them but we can replace them. Judges look like they’re getting
better thanks. Donald Trump I don’t want judges making decisions based
on their personal ideology. I’m sorry Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I don’t want
it to Sotomayor. All right. I want you to look at the intent of the
founding fathers. And then rule in that way get two new judges both of
whom I believe will do that. That’s a big matter how much you may not
like Donald Trump style those two judges going forward. The last line of
defense against a secular socialist America which is what the far left
wants on free to practice my religion. I’m free to bloviate to you I’m
free to go out and have a good time as long as I obey the law.
I’m free. I wouldn’t be free in Venezuela or Cuba or China.
Or many of the European nations because I wouldn’t have the resources to do what I want because they take assets away.
The tradeoff is you get healthcare you get education they’ll bury you
when you die but you’re taking your money away. I don’t want that. I
want to earn my money honestly which I do spend it the way I want give
it away. And which we absolutely have given millions and millions of
dollars away. And that brings me to the last point on Thanksgiving. It’s
not so much about me or you. It’s about what we can do to help our
What can we do to help.
So I drawn up a list as I always do around this time of year of
donations are going to make to charities that I know are honest that I
know help people you know independence when we’ve we’ve raised 30
million dollars for that because I know they’re honest I know they’re
getting attract chairs for the severely wounded people. You’ve seen them
on my program you know. All right. I give money to Haitian health
foundation. Why would I do that. Because those people are so desperate.
Those Haitians it’s such a corrupt country. This is an American run
charity that guys go over there and fix the teeth of little kids teeth
are falling out. And adults I know that the way that those guys are
going to use that money fix for the kids I give money to a Tijuana
charity based in San Diego because they help kids who live in garbage
dumps. And I know the people there and I know what they do. So I do what
I can do. All right. And I’m thinking about it and thinking about it
how can I help. All right I’m a fierce warrior around. OK. In order to
protect my family I had to pull back on some things and I don’t regret
it. All right down the road there might be a reckoning. In this case
it’s not about me attacking it’s about me helping because that’s what
Thanksgiving should be all about. So the Indians in Massachusetts they
helped the Puritans who came over who needed help badly. Namadgi coming
over from England in Massachusetts. And there’s nothing there but trees.
And swaps and the Indians help me out. I didn’t realize weren’t really
well treated after the fact but they helped them out. And everybody gave
thanks you know that they at least were alive and they could start a
new life which they did. So Ana sinks giving what I like to do is to
have a nice meal and fun. Avoid any political discussions with people
who you may disagree with. That doesn’t go anywhere. You’re not going to
convince anybody. If you want to throw a fact or two out that’s OK but
then you smile and laugh. All right have a good time. Relax take four
days off. Take a deep breath walk around a little bit to have some fun
but always think how can I help.
What can I do in every town in every county? Do people who really need help and you can do it.
You can help them. That’s my message for Thanksgiving.
All right. I’m going I’m going I tell you about a very worthy
organization that you might want to check out and then I’m going to come
back with some out role as everybody knows AARP is well known you may
even be a member.
The mail, Raymond, Message Board: I believe President Trump can close
our border for national security at any time and no judge can stop him.
Bill O’Reilly: You’re right Raymond. And you wrote this before my analysis. Good for you.
David, Message Board: Please clarify the San Francisco judge said
Trump cannot deny anyone seeking asylum. But I thought the criteria
actually granting asylum depended on the persecution of some sort.
Bill O’Reilly: Yes but you have to petition first
and then your case is heard in three years. If the migrants get in, it
would be five years. That’s what the far left wants to crash the system.
So none. No asylum cases could really be heard. In the meantime you’re
in the wind you’re in the U.S. but yes you first apply, then you have to
Edward, Connecticut: In regards to the funding of the caravan are there any laws broken?
Bill O’Reilly: Not as we can see because it’s all
taking place in Honduras Central America and Mexico. And you know the
charities that are supporting the migrants are legitimate charities. So I
don’t see any lawbreaking but certainly, it’s nefarious. They’re
keeping it a secret as they can end up going on TV going Yeah we’re
Jorge, Mexico: I’m reading a series of articles about the rise of
China printed by The New York Times and how it’s surpassing the USA
what’s your take?
Bill O’Reilly: Jorge, I don’t read the New York
Times. I do not believe what they put forth. China a billion and a half
people. We have 350 million. They outnumber us almost five to one. Big
economic engine. But the communists are impeding it. Big trouble in a
lot of the provinces of China. I think we are more powerful militarily
than the Chinese. Our technology is better. We have more resources than
they do and they don’t have the hearts and minds of the folks. So I do
not believe the Chinese are surpassing the USA but I’m sure the New York
Times would like you to believe it, Jorge.
Donna, New York: There have been many anti-Semitic incidents in
Brooklyn College and other schools that are part of the New York state
system. Complaints fell on deaf ears of the administration. So I’d like
to correct your statement Bill concerning that professor from Rutgers.
Not being called out for his remarks.
Bill O’Reilly: OK. If you know Donna of any
anti-Semitic posting uttering anything like that by a professor paid by
the state of New York forwarded to me, please. So anti-Semitism should
not ever be tolerated. Nor should antiblack sentiment or anti-Muslim or
anti-white sentiment. Nothing like that. No demonizing of ethnic groups.
Or religious groups but send it to me, if you’ve got it.
Lisa, Texas: Mr. Bill, I enjoy your program because it gets right to
the truth. Cuts down on time I have to spend to be informed. Would you
clarify the Prison Reform Bill?
Bill O’Reilly: Lisa, I’ll do that in another
broadcast but I will just tell you that there is a movement to give
people lighter sentences who don’t commit actual violence like punching
you or shooting you or stabbing you. So that’s what we have in our
federal prisons and state prisons. Very strong sentences against drug
dealers who were not convicted of doing that. They only convicted of
selling heroin and fentanyl, and crack cocaine which of course can kill
you easily and is much much worse than getting stabbed in the arm. This
is misguided. This whole prison reform thing but I’ll get into it in a
bigger way down the road.
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you said you said. You are a radio free Europe for us. You are all
patriots in our eyes. God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving.
Bill O’Reilly: Well, thank you very much. That’s so nice Connie. I appreciate that. Right back to you.
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Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up.
In the following video, Mr. Shipp presents a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all.
We desperately need other individuals in government agencies and the US military to follow Kevin’s lead. All of us are essential in the battle to help wake the masses to the truth so that the whistleblowers have the support they need to come forward. If we have any chance of stopping the completely out of control criminal cabal that currently runs our country and much of the world, we must all make our voices heard, we must all join the fight for the greater good. Dane Wigington
He’s the average American in exaggerated form—blunt, simple, willing to fight, mistrustful of intellectuals.
President Donald Trump sits in the driver’s seat of a semi-truck in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2017. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Every big U.S. election is interesting, but the coming midterms are fascinating for a reason most commentators forget to mention: The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s international position is strong. In foreign affairs, the U.S. has remembered in the nick of time what Machiavelli advised princes five centuries ago: Don’t seek to be loved, seek to be feared.
The contrast with the Obama years must be painful for any honest leftist. For future generations, the Kavanaugh fight will stand as a marker of the Democratic Party’s intellectual bankruptcy, the flashing red light on the dashboard that says “Empty.” The left is beaten.
This has happened before, in the 1980s and ’90s and early 2000s, but then the financial crisis arrived to save liberalism from certain destruction. Today leftists pray that Robert Mueller will put on his Superman outfit and save them again.
For now, though, the left’s only issue is “We hate Trump.” This is an instructive hatred, because what the left hates about Donald Trump is precisely what it hates about America. The implications are important, and painful.
Not that every leftist hates America. But the leftists I know do hate Mr. Trump’s vulgarity, his unwillingness to walk away from a fight, his bluntness, his certainty that America is exceptional, his mistrust of intellectuals, his love of simple ideas that work, and his refusal to believe that men and women are interchangeable. Worst of all, he has no ideology except getting the job done. His goals are to do the task before him, not be pushed around, and otherwise to enjoy life. In short, he is a typical American—except exaggerated, because he has no constraints to cramp his style except the ones he himself invents.
Mr. Trump lacks constraints because he is filthy rich and always has been and, unlike other rich men, he revels in wealth and feels no need to apologize—ever. He never learned to keep his real opinions to himself because he never had to. He never learned to be embarrassed that he is male, with ordinary male proclivities. Sometimes he has treated women disgracefully, for which Americans, left and right, are ashamed of him—as they are of JFK and Bill Clinton.
But my job as a voter is to choose the candidate who will do best for America. I am sorry about the coarseness of the unconstrained average American that Mr. Trump conveys. That coarseness is unpresidential and makes us look bad to other nations. On the other hand, many of his opponents worry too much about what other people think. I would love the esteem of France, Germany and Japan. But I don’t find myself losing sleep over it.
The difference between citizens who hate Mr. Trump and those who can live with him—whether they love or merely tolerate him—comes down to their views of the typical American: the farmer, factory hand, auto mechanic, machinist, teamster, shop owner, clerk, software engineer, infantryman, truck driver, housewife. The leftist intellectuals I know say they dislike such people insofar as they tend to be conservative Republicans.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama know their real sins. They know how appalling such people are, with their stupid guns and loathsome churches. They have no money or permanent grievances to make them interesting and no Twitter followers to speak of. They skip Davos every year and watch Fox News. Not even the very best has the dazzling brilliance of a Chuck Schumer, not to mention a Michelle Obama. In truth they are dumb as sheep.
Mr. Trump reminds us who the average American really is. Not the average male American, or the average white American. We know for sure that, come 2020, intellectuals will be dumbfounded at the number of women and blacks who will vote for Mr. Trump. He might be realigning the political map: plain average Americans of every type vs. fancy ones.
Many left-wing intellectuals are counting on technology to do away with the jobs that sustain all those old-fashioned truck-driver-type people, but they are laughably wide of the mark. It is impossible to transport food and clothing, or hug your wife or girl or child, or sit silently with your best friend, over the internet. Perhaps that’s obvious, but to be an intellectual means nothing is obvious. Mr. Trump is no genius, but if you have mastered the obvious and add common sense, you are nine-tenths of the way home. (Scholarship is fine, but the typical modern intellectual cheapens his learning with politics, and is proud to vary his teaching with broken-down left-wing junk.)
This all leads to an important question—one that will be dismissed indignantly today, but not by historians in the long run: Is it possible to hate Donald Trump but not the average American?
True, Mr. Trump is the unconstrained average citizen. Obviously you can hate some of his major characteristics—the infantile lack of self-control in his Twitter babble, his hitting back like a spiteful child bully—without hating the average American, who has no such tendencies. (Mr. Trump is improving in these two categories.) You might dislike the whole package. I wouldn’t choose him as a friend, nor would he choose me. But what I see on the left is often plain, unconditional hatred of which the hater—God forgive him—is proud. It’s discouraging, even disgusting. And it does mean, I believe, that the Trump-hater truly does hate the average American—male or female, black or white. Often he hates America, too.
Granted, Mr. Trump is a parody of the average American, not the thing itself. To turn away is fair. But to hate him from your heart is revealing. Many Americans were ashamed when Ronald Reagan was elected. A movie actor? But the new direction he chose for America was a big success on balance, and Reagan turned into a great president. Evidently this country was intended to be run by amateurs after all—by plain citizens, not only lawyers and bureaucrats.
Those who voted for Mr. Trump, and will vote for his candidates this November, worry about the nation, not its image. The president deserves our respect because Americans deserve it—not such fancy-pants extras as network commentators, socialist high-school teachers and eminent professors, but the basic human stuff that has made America great, and is making us greater all the time.
Mr. Gelernter is computer science professor at Yale and chief scientist at Dittach LLC. His most recent book is “Tides of Mind.”