Media completely guessing on Japan

Every few minutes a new headline pops up about how Japan is inching closer and closer to a total nuclear disaster. “Meltdown!” and “Hail Mary!” are appearing in headlines meant to describe the efforts of the Japanese to control and rebuild following the earthquake. And why is the media only focusing on the reactor explosion when there are so many other stories they could be covering on Japan? Glenn discussed how the media was completely guessing on the facts during radio this morning.

“So Stu's been trying to explain this to me for a while and I'm just trying to get my arms around it. They're dumping water from a helicopter, scooping it up out of seat and dumping it on the containment facility,” Glenn said on radio.

Stu explained, “Yes, because one of the alternate ways to cool it is not to cool the actual nuclear material but to put water outside of the containment facility. So you are essentially cooling the containment facility from the outside.”

Neither Glenn nor Stu seemed convinced that, with all the barriers between the outside and the nuclear material, that dumping water that far out would have much of an effect. Nevertheless, Glenn said this was an actual MIT professor.

Glenn then attempted to draw (it’s radio, Glenn) what seemed to be happening. He then described his pictures and what seemed to be happening.

“That steel shed that they had around it, you know, the square building. Got it? That blew off and we were told don't worry because you still have the‑‑ you still have the real containment facility, which is like eight feet of concrete around it and two layers of steel, and then the inner workings inside of that. So they're like, don't worry about it because you still have the inner‑‑ you know, you still have that core. The last I heard, that wasn't even cracked. Then they said maybe one crack in one of them. Well, you're not dumping water on eight feet of concrete, two layers of steel. You have to get to that inner jug,” he said.

Stu joked, “I think we're now kind of explaining two different things. This is why you need a quote from a nuclear physicist and not just us guessing at it.”

Nevertheless, something about the power plant in Japan didn’t seem to be adding up with Glenn. “I don't trust the Japanese government because they may be so overwhelmed that they don't even know what's going on. I don't think the Japanese are lying to everybody, but then again, their whole economy could be at stake. So it's in their best interest, I guess, not to say the truth.”

“We have a surgeon general saying yeah, you know what, if you are going to live in California, maybe you should get some iodine tablets. That's insane,” Glenn added.

“That's more dangerous. Unless there's a nuclear disaster going on in California that I don't know about,” Stu said.

Stu then updated with more information on the helicopters dropping water onto the reactor. “My understanding is that the helicopters are dumping the water on reactor four. Reactor four is the one with the spent fuel rods. That was the one that was not on‑line when the earthquake happened. That's one of the surprising issue out of this. It wasn't actually the reactors with all these containment facilities. It's been this one with spent fuel rods and that water is boiling up and that's why they're dumping it on that one. The thing I was talking about is the steel vessel. They can pump sea water in around the vessel rather than in it to cool it from the outside, but not the giant concrete structure you're talking about. Not the weird phallic symbol you just drew.”

Be sure to stay tuned to The Blaze for continuing updates on Japan.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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