Typical: Big Government trying to cut off one of the few energy life lines left

With everything going on in the world, it's surprising that our energy costs haven't started to skyrocket. What's saving us from rising costs? Fracking! But, of course, the EPA and big government are doing all they can kill this industry. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Glenn explained on radio this morning.

"I read something amazing last night on why we are paying so little for our energy costs.  With everything that is going on, why has our electricity bill not skyrocketed more than it already has?  The answer is fracking.  Fracking is so incredibly important to the United States of America, especially with everything else that is happening in our country.  When they're taking apart energy left and the right, the only thing that has saved us is natural gas.  The natural gas industry has pulled off a miracle.  You want to talk about divine providence, here it is:  Natural gas and fracking," Glenn said.

"Fracking unleashes natural gas in untold units.  We had no idea how much energy we really sat on.  We all guessed that we were an energy leader in the rest -- for the rest of the world, but it's absolutely true."

Glenn explained that when entrepreneurs first started fracking, they expected to reduce costs by about a third and as a result generate more natural gas that they could sell a lot of for a better price.

"They unleashed much more than they ever thought possible and it made the price of natural gas plummet to where it's almost free.  They can't pump it out of the ground.  They can't get -- they can't afford to do it.  Now these smaller companies are starting to go under because they invested in all of this infrastructure and because the price of natural gas is so low, they can't pay the mortgage payments on all of their infrastructure.  Some of them are going out of business.  Others are just starting to turn everything down, turn the pumps down, because they can't afford to pump it.  And so now our natural gas prices are expected to rise.  They have to," Glenn said.

"Here is American ingenuity and entrepreneurs showing you how to find clean and plentiful energy and to do it not with the government, in spite of the government and look what's happened."

"Now the government, of course, can't help them.  In fact, states are trying to stop fracking.  The EPA is after everybody now.  Anybody who's trying to produce energy, fracking is dangerous.  Is it, really?  Here's the additional problem:  The coal industry, which is -- the Obama administration is trying to put out of business, a lot of them took their coal fire plants and converted them over to natural gas-fired plants, knowing that fracking had just changed the game entirely, but now that natural gas has to necessarily skyrocket, what do we do with the coal fire plants that are no longer coal fire plants, they're natural gas plants?"

Glenn explained that EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding had even been caught admitting how Obama's policies are killing whole communities!

Spalding was caught on tape saying:

But know right now, we are, we are struggling. We are struggling because we are trying to do our jobs. Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision. You can’t imagine how tough that was. Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.

"I want you to understand what he just said," Glenn said, "He's talking about an actual community, towns.  You just have to go away."

"Yeah, but he's the victim," Pat joked. " I'm destroying your life completely and it really hurts me to do that.  Oh, I'm in pain!  Don't you people understand my pain?!  Yes, you're without a home and a community.  I had to tell you that!  I hurt.  Okay?!"

"This is not just shutting down an industry.  This is stomping out the entire community," Glenn said.

Glenn heavily criticized the media for not covering this story and blamed it on a bias against the rural communities, and warned that if the Obama administration and the EPA are successful at killing energy industries that use fossil fuels, the impact will be irreversible.

"This isn't something like you make this mistake and go, 'Oh, man, we shut down the coal industry.  That was a mistake.  You know what?  Call them back up and tell them we're going to buy some more coal'."

"Wake your neighbors up.  Another four years of this is going to kill us.  It's going to absolutely kill us," he said."

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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