In the first half, constitutional lawyer specializing in food and drug law, Jonathan Emord, talked about the passage of the California vaccination bill, and how it may reduce the scope of liberty for citizens. The new bill requires proof of immunizations before any child can be enrolled in a public or private school, and eliminates the personal belief exemption that used to be in the law. "But really, there's going to be no difference in the relative safety of the California population," the law is just going to result in the persecution, and loss of freedom of the small minority that don't wish to have their children vaccinated, he remarked.
The law does keep a medical exemption, requiring a written statement from a licensed physician declaring that an immunization is not safe for a particular child, but a conscientious objection to vaccination is no longer possible, Emord noted. Yet, any pediatrician who dares to dissent from the mass vaccination movement is "going to have his head on the chopping block-- he's going to be brought before the Medical Board...it's kind of a witch hunt mentality out there," he cautioned. While Emord doesn't believe all vaccines are bad, he's troubled by the loss of people's rights and autonomy in making these kinds of medical decisions.
Author and researcher Gary Gillespie has had a lifelong interest in the paranormal and has been a contributor to Annie Wilder's Trucker Ghost Stories. In the latter half, he shared a variety of true paranormal experiences including the story of his own battle with a not-so-hospitable entity that was at the home he purchased in 2006 in Grand Junction, Colorado. The entity seemed to be focused on his daughter-- on the first night, when she woke up in the morning, her entire collection of Breyer horses had somehow been removed from a packing box and were encircled around her mattress, all staring at her.
Gillespie said there were freakish accidents when they started trying to remodel the house, and he couldn't sleep there. There was often peculiar activities between 2 and 3am, with doors opening and closing, and fire alarms going off. They eventually moved out of the home. "Whatever it was, it didn't want to be removed from the property, and we couldn't fix it," he stated. Gillespie spoke about how the town of Central City, Colorado is particularly haunted, and the different categories of ghost stories he's collected which includes vocational or workplace accounts, and odd experiences people have while on vacation.
Bumper music from Tuesday July 7, 2015
Midnight Express (The Chase)
For Once in My Life
Harry Connick, Jr.
How Soon is Now?
The Logical Song
Friday On My Mind
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears
Tonight's the Night