DISTURBING: China fills capsules with human baby flesh

This morning Glenn shared a disturbing report released this morning on TheBlaze.com. Since last August, customs officials in South Korea say to have intercepted between 17,000 and 17,500 pills filled with some type of finely ground white powder. The powder is said to be a stamina enhancer and medical panacea in parts of Asia.

“What are in these pills? Finely ground human baby flesh,” Glenn said.

According to The Daily Mail:

The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.

The tiny corpses are then bought, stored in household refrigerators in homes of those involved in the trade before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves.

Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pummeled into powder and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.

If that isn’t disturbing enough, The Blaze reports that while many are disturbed by this practice, officials in South Korea are equally as concerned about the sanitary safety of ingesting human remains. Neither China’s Health Industry nor their Food and Drug Administration have responded on this issue.

“If you have a Food and Drug Administration, and you haven’t shut down the ‘baby pill industry’ …you’re a worthless Food and Drug Administration,” Glenn said.

Glenn explained that the sources on the story are The Blaze, The Telegraph, BBC, and The Daily Mail. “This is a horrific, horrific story,” Glenn said. “This is not an internet rumor.”

“And some of these weren’t fetuses,” Pat added.

“Listen to this,” Glenn said. “Even more horrifying, if possible, some are now reporting that it may not have only been aborted or still-born babies used in the pills. It is possible that some of these children were born, and left to die, in what are called China’s dying rooms, before they were ground into capsules – because they are born into families that already had one child.”

Glenn brought up the case from a Chicago hospital of the children who survived abortions and were left to die alone in a closet, while Barack Obama was an Illinois Senator.

“He voted against the bill that would have prevented that when he was a state legislator,” Pat said.

Stu also noted that the policy behind China’s dying room, the one child law, is one that this administration does not stand up against. In fact, Vice President Joe Biden has said that not only does he fully understand the policy, he also doesn’t second guess it.

“What world do we live in?” Pat asked. “That’s amazing.”

Glenn pointed out volatile state of the world. The Nazis and communists gained political clout in Greece this week, by winning about 16% of power. John Kerry met with who is most likely going to be the next President of Egypt – a leader inside the Muslim Brotherhood, whose cleric came on state and said they were going to have a Muslim caliphate and move the capitol to al Kuds. Al Kuds is Jerusalem – the media remains silent. This administration has invited the very same Muslim Brotherhood into the White House to meet with the President, and no one says anything. “Meanwhile our President is appointing Muslim Brotherhood people at the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, what are we insane?” Glenn asked

“If there's anyone within sound of my voice that thinks we're dealing with the world that you grew up in, you're sadly mistaken,” Glenn added

“We have lost our way. We're heading for profound darkness. We can't conquer darkness with more darkness. You don't conquer hate with more hate. The only thing that works is love and God – that’s it,” Glenn said.

He continued, pointing out that in China, we have a society that is grounding up babies, and the rest of the world is pointing at China and calling them the future.

Glenn noted the significance of the story behind WWI. “The real story on WWI didn’t come out until about 1945,” Glenn said. “The real story of WWI was that the power shifted to America, and America set the table, set the direction for the world. That didn’t happen in WWII, it happened in WWI. Why? Because everybody need out money, and we gladly loaned it to them.”

Glenn next asked, how is it possible that the greatest navy of all time, the navy of an empire the sun never set on – the British Empire, could have the strongest navy in the world, and by 1939 they had no navy? “They were begging us for ships,” Glenn said. “How is that possible? Because England borrowed money from us, and Woodrow Wilson demanded that they sink their navy.”

“That’s the real story of WWI,” Glenn explained. “Everybody had to borrow money from somebody, and they borrow it from us. And we were the only ones with the gold.”

“What is that we put our heart into anymore? What do we even stand for anymore? Who're we?” Glenn asked. “We used to be a nation that used that could recognize evil when we saw it. We don’t recognize the evil in China, we deny it.”

Glenn pointed out that it was only 1981 when we recognized that the Soviet Union was evil. It wasn’t because of where they were from, it was because they were communists. “It’s evil,” Glenn said. “We refuse to even say it anymore.”

No one including Glenn ever thought they would hear a story as horrifying as this one five years ago. Especially from a country where our Vice President has traveled to and told them that he understands and doesn’t question the policies that led to it.

“We win if we reconnect with who we truly are, and the values we've always held up,” Glenn said. “We win. Now is the time.”

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

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Dates:
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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.