Study Guide: Sources from the show 1/26/2011

1.      Rep. Paul Ryan GOP Response Transcript: http://www.npr.org/2011/01/26/133227396/transcript-gop-response-from-rep-paul-ryan?ft=1&f=1014

2.      Renewed Push to Give Obama an Internet "Kill Switch": http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20029302-501465.html

3.      American Inventions: http://corporate.britannica.com/press/inventions.html

TREE RING INFO

Notes from Dr. Michael Stambaugh, Research Associate Professor, Dept of Forestry at Univ. of Missouri

What Tree Rings Tell Us / What to Look For

· Width of the ring is most obvious. If you have rings the size of your finger wide and all of a sudden you have one the width of a hair, visually you know something significant happened here. Once something significant happens to a tree, it has to live with that act for the rest of its life.

· Let’s say a tree is growing fast (wide rings), tree gets infected by a hurricane or a fire, but it doesn’t kill it but really hurts it, there will a small ring, can’t grow as well. Small rings until it fully recovers.

· No space between the rings – two parts to the ring.

· For example, conifers usually have light colored band and dark colored band. Light band is early wood – that’s formed early in the year.  Growth starts to slow during summer and cells become smaller and thicker. That’s called latewood. Light + dark band = 1 year.

· In a conifer each ring = 1 yr (this isn’t the case for trees in the tropics)

· You could have wide earlywood and narrow latewood. That would mean it was drier late in the year

· Narrow earlywood and wide latewood = dry in the spring, wet in the summer

· Typically when trees are born, produce circular rings all the way around the entire stem. After an injury, tree may die around portions of the stem so the tree only grows now from portions that are alive. That produces curvatures. If there’s a wound, tree grows over that wound. If the tree doesn’t cover up that dead part of the tree, it will become hollow

Common Enemies to Tree Growth

***all of these conditions will look the same in tree rings – narrow width ring***

· Drought

· Massive wildfires – might leave some charcoal amongst the rings

· Insects

· People  - pollution (Some of that evidence in US. See it a lot more in Europe)

· Extreme weather – hurricanes, flooding: could go both ways. If directly influences tree, all branches get blown off. Abruptly go from growth to very reduced growth. If tree growing and it doesn’t get injured after hurricanes, those trees now have new light, less competition grow faster.

Plane Turbulence

Mike Boyd, Boyd Group President (Aviation Consultant)

· Depends on turbulence.  If you’re in severe turbulence, you really slow down because it’s less stress on airplane. That’s the kind of turbulence you need to get out of, try to avoid. Sometimes you don’t coming. Moderate turbulence – the planes are built to take some turbulence.

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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