Glenn's Prep Notes 12/3/2012

Every morning, Glenn's producers put together stories and research for Glenn to review before he discusses the plan for the radio and television shows. Below, you can see the stories that the producers put together for him this morning. Some of these stories will end up on radio and television, some will not - but now you can get more insight into what shapes Glenn's show each and every day:

#1 Abbas 'Victory Speech': Jerusalem 'Eternal Capital of Palestine'

#2 PA president vows to pursue efforts to end the split between Gaza, West Bank, dedicates UN "victory" to late PA president Arafat.

#3 Obama punts to Congress over repercussions for UN Palestine vote

#4 NYC's famous Stage Deli closes, owner cites rent

#5 Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W

#6 USDA: Meat, Poultry Prices to Rise Even Higher in 2013 -- Thanks to Drought

#7 Egypt’s Top Court Has Suspended All Its Work Indefinitely Due to ‘Psychological…Pressures’ From Islamist Protests

#8 Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto assumes presidency amid protests

#9 Hillary Clinton: Israel has ‘lack of generosity … lack of empathy’ for Palestinians

#10 Muslim Brotherhood ‘paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt’ as thousands of demonstrators pour on to the streets

#11 Atheist victory in California as surf city loses its nativity display

#12 Bahrain police deploy teargas at anti-Kim Kardashian protest

#13 Saying No to College

#14 MSNBC: Those of us in ‘nerd land’ think Obama is ‘channeling the Godfather’

#15 New fish species named for Obama

#16 Taliban suicide bombers attack US-Afghan air base in Afghanistan

#17 Democrats, Republicans Diverge on Capitalism, Federal Gov't

#18 Teachers Flock to Northwestern University for 'Marxist Conference'

#19 City: Give Us Your Guns, Get A Free Flu Shot - And A Wegman's Gift Card

#20 The Chart That Keeps Ben Bernanke Up At Night

#21 Is This Why Americans Have Lost The Drive To "Earn" More

#22 We Have Reached a Major Turning Point in Central Bank Intervention

# 23 UK doctor testifies that under socialized medicine, sick babies are sent home to die

#24 UK Doctor Admits To Starving Babies To Death, Using ‘End-Of-Life’ Care

From Mercury One's Soapbox

Q: “Who is the Vice President of the United States?” Actual Answer: “Bin Laden?” A group called “Lunch Scholars” showed just how ignorant American students are by asking simple questions such as, “Can you name one Democratic candidate in the 2012 presidential campaign?” “In what war did the US gain its independence?” and “Can you name all the countries that border the United States?” What is more shocking than the simplicity of these questions is the number of students that simply didn’t know the answers. What are kids being taught in schools if they can’t answer these questions?

 

Zombies Aren’t Exactly What You Should Be Preparing for, But If It Gets You Prepared… The Second Amendment Foundation has found that fears of a Zombie Apocalypse are actually in part driving increased gun sales. Gun and ammo manufacturers are taking advantage of this trend and releasing zombie targets and special “zombie cartridges” for shotguns. Protecting yourself against zombies is ok, but what about the original reason for American gun ownership, protecting yourself against an out of control government?

Another Government Program to Save the Environment Turns Out to Be Bad For Engines. The AAA has come out against the EPA mandated ethanol blend called E15. They claim that only 12 million cars on the road today are built with the ethanol fuel in mind and its use in any of the almost 230 million other cars and trucks on the road can damage the engine and even void the manufacturer’s warranty. So unless you are driving a 2012 or 2013 General Motors vehicle, a 2013 Ford or a Porsche made after 2001, check that the gasoline you are pumping isn’t E15.

Implementing the “For the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve” Policy. Just before the presidential election last month, Valerie Jarrett essentially said if you aren’t with us you’re against us, and if you are against us we will come after you. It looks like that wasn’t just an empty threat, as the Department of Health and Human Services has released a new set of rules that includes a 3.5% premium tax on any state that refuses to set up a state insurance exchange and instead opts for the federal exchange. The number of states currently opting for the federal exchange sits at 17, with Arizona deciding against a state exchange last week.

There is Always an Open Desk. Returning God to the Classroom. Those who would keep God kept from schools cite the first amendment and the “separation of church and state” as their legal ground. In doing so they show their ignorance to both history and to our founding documents. The first amendment simply states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” and the line “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in our founding documents, only in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury, CT Baptist congregation. Until 1962, prayer in school and even Bible classes were common, and perhaps the downward spiral that the US has seen since the 60’s is not merely a coincidence.

One State Incentivizes Single Motherhood at the Poverty Line. If you are a single mother in Pennsylvania it actually makes more financial sense to make less money, because in the long run you will make more. A single mom earning $69,000, a respectable wage, only takes home $57,045 in net income and benefits. A single mom living just over the federal poverty line at $29,000 per year (the poverty line is 23,050 for a mother and 3 children) actually will take home $57,327, that’s almost $300 more than the woman making over double her wages. To make matters worse, if that mother got a $1,000 raise (usually a good thing), she would loose up to $7,000 in benefits. Looks like the birthplace of liberty is keeping people in poverty.

What Does the UN’s Palestine Vote Actually Mean? There are more implications to the UN General Assembly’s vote to grant statehood to the Palestinian territory than a new nation being carved into a volatile area. It means that the UN would be violating it’s own charter in overruling a Security Council resolution with a General Assembly vote. It also means that a two state solution will become rule of law, something that many of the nations who voted for Palestine’s statehood do not agree with, as they do not recognize Israel’s existence. While there might legally be two states in the eyes of the UN, that is not going to stop those in Gaza and the West Bank from shelling and raining down mortars on Israel.

The Federal Government has Borrowed More Since 2009 than it did from 1789-2001. From the day George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States until five months into George W. Bush’s first presidential term, the United States accumulated $5,693,220,327,798.14 in national debt. Since President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, the accumulated national debt stands at $5,696,206,400,691.90. And to top it off, Tim Geithner, the Secretary of the Treasury suggested it is time to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling without an act of Congress.

 

The U.S. dollar is in trouble. Here's how YOU can prepare.

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The U.S. economy is in trouble, and Americans are feeling it. But thanks to central banks around the world, it’s not just the U.S. dollar facing a potential collapse. The British pound almost collapsed last week and currencies across the world are falling, but there are things we can all do to prepare for what's to come.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explained how the world’s central banks are pretty much "destroying everything," and why — even though it may seem like it’s gaining strength — the U.S. dollar is facing a potential crash.

Glenn also broke down a list of things you can do to prepare for the worst-case scenario right now.

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JK Rowling TORCHES 'certain celebrities' who back pedophile-linked kids' charity — and takes no prisoners

(Left) Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images (Right) Gary Mitchell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Famed "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to blast "certain celebrities" and "genderists" who continue to support and defend a controversial charity for transgender children that was recently linked to an organization that promotes services to pedophiles.

Dr. Jacob Breslow, the former trustee for trans youth charity Mermaids, stepped down after a bombshell report revealed that he gave a presentation defending the rights of pedophiles at a 2011 conference hosted by B4U-ACT, a group that promotes "services and resources for self-identified individuals (adults and adolescents) who are sexually attracted to children."

Rowling called out the "genderists" who are defending the charity's decision to hire a "paedophilia apologist" as trustee of a children's charity, saying, "I thought things were pretty bad when you were arguing to put convicted rapists in women's jails, when you shrugged off masked men roughing up lesbian protestors and tried to shout down detransitioners talking about what was done to them by ideologically-captured doctors. Women, gay people and vulnerable kids have suffered real harm and you? You cheered it all on."

"You still prefer wilful blindness and four word mantras to considering you might have got this badly wrong. You became part of an authoritarian, misogynist, homophobic movement and you didn't even notice. Enjoy the sense of your own righteousness while you can. It won't last," Rowling ranted.

Rowling accused the children's charity of hiring "a man who wrote sympathetically about orgasming 'on or with' a child," and an "online moderator [who] encouraged kids to move onto a platform notorious for sexual exploitation."

"They couldn't have achieved it without the money and public support of certain corporations and celebrities, who eagerly boosted them even though the red flags have been there for years," Rowling wrote in another Twitter thread. Celebrities including "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle have openly supported the charity for transgender youth.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck applauded the left-leaning author and activist for "drawing a line in the sand" when it comes to extremist gender theology.

"She's been labeled a TERF, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. She has had death threats, but she still speaks out," Glenn said of Rowling.

"There are people standing up, and this is a very good thing. And necessary. My question is: Are you prepared now?"

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What is your line in the sand — the point at which you take a stand and say "no"? Is it an assault on your religion? Your kids and their education? The breakdown of society? The rule of law? Is it impoverishment and the collapse of the economy?

Frighteningly, ALL of them are currently under assault, and we’re being demoralized into submission. We’re being made to look the other way in the face of evil and to accept all of it as just part of the "new normal." We were warned this would happen back in the early 1980s. Now the media and Left try to dismiss any sane objection to depravity as “the new Satanic Panic.”

There is no cabal orchestrating our demise, but IT DID have an origin. There are but a few stages left until it’s all over. On "Glenn TV," Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the ultimate Achilles' heel of the entire process. We can stop America’s moral decline, but more Americans need to rise up and find the courage to say "NO FARTHER!" or this will be our new Alamo.

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A Russian submarine equipped with a “doomsday weapon” — a nuclear bomb that Russia claims can create a "radioactive tsunami" — has apparently vanished from its base in the White Sea, according to reports.

NATO has reportedly warned that the "Belgorod," a massive nuclear submarine, has "gone missing" from a Russian base in the Arctic Circle, and officials are concerned that Russia could be gearing up to test its advanced weapon system known as "Poseidon" or the "weapon of the Apocalypse."

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, has suddenly been declared combat-ready after years of setbacks, technology issues, and delays.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed just how powerful Russia's "missing" submarine really is and broke down how these "coincidental" current events mirror those that led up to World War II.

"It's really not a good thing ... but the world has gone through things like this before," Glenn said. "In the end, after it's all over, good things can happen. You just gotta get to the other side."

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