Mercury One update: $1.6m raised, countless helped in the aftermath of Sandy

Mercury One continues to raise money and aid for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York/New Jersey area. Joe Kerry was on site and reported in on some of the amazing things he saw while in New York.

Joe writes:

We were invited to attend the church service at Pastor Connie's church.  Her church serves a very poor area of Coney Island where the spiritual and temporal needs are great.  Her church was flooded by Hurricane Sandy and sustained substantial damage.  Although the sewer water was pumped out of the basement in time for the church services the smell was present and powerful.  The church's heater was also non-operational due to water damage.  But the people were still there in the pews when services began.  They wore their coats, hats and gloves.  Services were going to be shorter so the congregation could organize for the 1pm food distribution activity.

When Pastor Connie arrived at church that morning, Mercury One was already in the parking lot waiting for arrival.  We spoke to her about the great work she and her church were doing and we presented her with a $100,000 check so here church could be properly cleaned, mold could be removed, dry wall knocked down and rebuilt. the water heater repaired and rain stained ceiling tile replaced.  We let her know that this money was raised by Glenn Beck and Mercury One from tens-of-thousands of people from across the country.  People that she never met cared about her and her neighborhood.  She was touched beyond words.  Tears streamed down her face as she said 'thank you'.

These supplies were delivered by 2 men who were inspired by watching The Blaze.  They were sitting in their living rooms watching The Blaze and saw Glenn talking about the Coney Island Church of God--how it was damaged by the storm, how the neighborhood was running short on food, water and hope.  These two men, on their own, arranged for two box trucks to meet them at Costco, where they purchased $50,000 worth of food, blankets, baby formula, fresh bananas, energy bars, water and diapers.  They then found out the location of the church and delivered all these goods to Pastor Connie.  If we want government to do less, we need to do more:

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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