Study Guide: All the sources for the program 1/25/11

1.      WH Says Anti-American Song Played During State Dinner Was Not an Insult

http://nation.foxnews.com/china-state-dinner/2011/01/25/wh-says-anti-american-song-played-during-state-dinner-was-not-insult#<http://nation.foxnews.com/china-state-dinner/2011/01/25/wh-says-anti-american-song-played-during-state-dinner-was-not-insult>

2.      World Jobless Rate

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hOUXgVTkSIHxB3z2Jg87TM6f4wUw?docId=CNG.aa9694c301e48269940259ce43092119.121

3.      CASEY BREZIK

[Source; Associated Press, Police: Man who stabbed dean targeted Mo. gov. September 16, 2010

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/09/16/police_man_who_stabbed_dean_targeted_mo_gov/

PARTY MEMBERSHIP BACKGROUND

http://www.associatepublisher.com/e/c/co/communist_party_of_the_soviet_union.htm

§ Membership in the party ultimately became a privilege, with Communist Party members becoming an elite class or nomenklatura in Soviet society.

§ Party members enjoyed many perquisites denied to the average Soviet citizen. Among those perks were shopping at well-stocked stores, access to foreign merchandise, preference in obtaining housing, access to dachas and holiday resorts, being allowed to travel abroad, send their children to the best universities, and obtain prestigious jobs (as well as party membership itself) for their children.

§ It became virtually impossible to join the Soviet ruling and managing elite without being a member of the Communist Party.

§ Membership had its risks, however, especially in the 1930s when the party was subjected to purges under Stalin. Membership in the party was not open. To become a party member one had to be approved by various committees and one's past was closely scrutinised.

§ As generations grew up never having known anything but the USSR, party membership became something one generally achieved after passing a series of stages. Children would join the Young Pioneers and then, at the age of 14, graduate to the Komsomol (Young Communist League) and ultimately, as an adult, if one had shown the proper adherence to party discipline or had the right connections one would become a member of the Communist Party itself.

§ However, membership also had its obligations. Komsomol and CPSU members were expected not only to pay dues but also to carry out appropriate assignments and "social tasks".

§ When the Bolsheviks became the All-Russian Communist Party it had a membership of approximately 200,000. In the late 1920s under Stalin, the party engaged in a heavy recruitment campaign (the "Lenin Levy") of new members from both the working class and rural areas. This was both an attempt to "proletarianize" the party and an attempt by Stalin to strengthen his base by outnumbering the Old Bolsheviks and reducing their influence in the party.

§ By 1933, the party had approximately 3.5 million members and candidate members but as a result of the Great Purge party membership fell to 1.9 million by 1939. In 1986, the CPSU had over 19 million members or approximately 10% of the USSR's adult population. Over 44% of party members were classified as industrial workers, 12% were collective farmers. The CPSU had party organizations in fourteen of the USSR's 15 republics. In the Russian federation itself there was no separate Communist Party as affairs were run directly by the CPSU.

BLAZE/GLOBAL WARMING STORY

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nasa-targets-climate-kids-with-new-global-warming-website/

§ NASA TARGETS ‘CLIMATE KIDS’ WITH NEW GLOBAL WARMING WEBSITE

§ NASA, the government agency that put a man on the moon and sent robots to Mars, is turning its focus around and working on spreading information among the public about the earth’s apparent impending doom. A new agency website dubbed “Climate Kids” has “NASA’s eyes on the earth.”

§ The website specifically targets young kids with games, movies and other interactive tools that present debated theories as facts. For instance:

§ Additionally, the website tells kids that dinosaurs are in their gas tanks and that polar bears are dying as a result.  ClimateQuotes.com reports:

§ These are obviously two very contentious points with only one side presented. First, they claim that: The planet is warming up fast–faster than at any time scientists know about from their studies of Earth’s entire history. This is flatly untrue. Remember this graphic from the BBC Phil Jones interview?  The trend of recent warming is practically identical to two previous trends. Their second claim, “Humans are causing this warming” is made without bothering to allude to any uncertainty. Even the IPCC only gives a 90% and says ‘very likely’. Saying “It is very likely that humans are causing this warming” at least lets the little tykes know it isn’t an absolute scientific fact (because it isn’t).

§ The site also tackles issues like the greenhouse effect, effects on wildlife (like the polar bear), ocean acidification, and offers kids advice to answer the question, “What can we do to help?”

§ NASA recommends kid plant trees to help save the planet and shows a picture of First Lady Michelle Obama doing her part.

§ The site also encourages kids to get their parents to buy new CFL light bulbs and purchase reusable grocery bags to cut down on waste.  (The picture of the suggested reusable bag is quite telling, no?)

§ “Climate Kids” also suggests kids do simple things like save water, unplug “electricity vampires” and ride a bike instead of taking a car.

§ But if kids want to make a real difference, NASA recommends they grow up to work in a “green career.”

§ You can help to solve climate change problems and challenges. These are the exciting careers of the future. They range from designing satellites for NASA to fixing wind-energy generators to planning drought-tolerant landscapes for homes and parks. Many of the possible careers haven’t even been thought of yet. You could invent your own career!

§ The “Climate Kids” website also has a designated section for educators where NASA offers “climate-related activities for the classroom“ and ”resources on climate change” from the U.S. Department of Education.

§ ClimateQuotes asks the obvious question: “Why do we need federal agencies to create programs which educate children about climate change?”

§ Even if we ignore that question and accept the role of federal agencies as educators, we still are left with a completely one-sided presentation. There is no mention in the NASA site of uncertainties. There is practically no timescale presented to give context. The site urges children to pick certain ‘green’ careers over others. The positives of renewable energy are praised, with no mention of the drawbacks. Whether or not you believe this site should even exist (with taxpayer funding), certainly we can all agree the issues presented need to be balanced. There is no balance on the NASA Climate Kids website.  I’d wager that if all references to NASA were removed, the site would be indistinguishable from an environmentalist site.

§ Good use of taxpayer dollars?  You decide. On a related note, using kids to spread talking points on climate change and a new “green”-driven economy is not new.  1Sky Campaign, an organization supported by a number environmentalist “allies” such as former President Bill Clinton and former White House green jobs czar Van Jones, has also used children to highlight its own political message:

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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