More uncertainty in Japan

Last night on TV, Glenn gave an explanation for how a nuclear reactor worked. Using M&M’s  and kitchen utensils (seriously) he demonstrated all the lines of defense present in the nuclear reactors in Japan and how safe they really are. It’s taken a once in a thousand lifetime sized earthquake to put the reactor in as bad shape as it is now. But what has happened in Japan since the show ended last night?

“So here's what happened last night, in between the time of the TV show and now, there has been another explosion.  And as we explained last night and I showed you the many containers, the outside container which is not really meant for protection of anything, I mean in anything significant, that's what's been blowing off.  And so it's not part of the containment system.  And I said last night as long as the containment system remains intact, you're okay,” Glenn said.

“The fuel rods can melt down.  You're going to have ‑‑ you know, you're going to have leakage in the air, et cetera, et cetera, but you're not talking about a nuclear explosion,” Glenn explained.

“So the design of this nuclear power plant is for the rods, in worst‑case scenario, melt down and then they just burn into this floor which supposedly is not ‑‑ you are not supposed to be able to burn through,” he said, noting that this is based on information he’s heard (you can read some of his sources here)

Glenn continued by explaining that as long as the giant steel and concrete containment units surrounding the rods cracked as a result of an explosion yesterday. “We don't know how bad, we don't know what it is,” Glenn said.

But does the disaster in Japan mean that we should stop investigating the use of nuclear energy here in America? Glenn doesn’t think so.

“Now, if the media wants to do something decent, stop talking to me about how there might be an earthquake in Minot, North Dakota where they're X number of miles away from a nuclear power plant.  For the love of Pete, yes.  And you know what?  Monkeys could fly out of my butt at any moment, too, and that would be a really bad scenario,” Glenn joked.

“Where is the media showing us the hope?” Glenn asked.

“Where is that plan?  Why doesn't the United States say, you know what?  We're going to ship all the lead over, get it over from wherever,” Glenn asked.

Glenn continued, “And we'll get the lead and hammer it out into the fine sheets that you need.  China, you can get, you know, the people over there that can weld it.  You know, let's ‑‑ is there anybody working on that plan and take that stress off of Japan?  Wouldn't that be helpful to do as the international community that everybody loves so much?”

And, of course, Glenn is the crazy person for telling people to prepare for any possible scenario by stocking up on food? As Pat pointed out, reports are coming out that grocery shelves are starting to go bare in Japan.

And what about the impact on energy?

“Japan now, gets 30%, I think, of all of their energy from nuclear power.  When they don't have nuclear power, they are going to have to burn something.  They are going to burn more oil,” Glenn continued

“All these oil rigs, we don't know if they're even safe yet.  We don't know if they're going to be opened up again or when they're going to be opened up.  They are already saying we're going to need to import more oil than we ever have before.  Is anybody talking about how Libya, their oil fields are basically shut down at this point?  That's 3% of the world's oil.  Where are you getting the oil?”

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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