Glenn's Daily Prep: 12/6/2012

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 'Men don't have to worry about being caught': Sex mobs target Egypt's women

#2 Clashes erupt in Egypt despite proposal to end crisis

#3 Wisconsin Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad Of Nine (With Six Women) To Stop Procreating

#4 Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire

#5 High-income Californians may pay nation's highest tax rate

#6 U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

#7 Women’s group: Obama’s cabinet ‘clearly’ needs to be 50-percent female

#8 Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order

#9 Racial divide

#10 WH 'Absolutely' Willing To Go Off 'Fiscal Cliff'

#11 Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to visit Gaza

From the Mercury One Soapbox:

Former NSA Code Breaker Says Everyone in the U.S. is Under Surveillance. It’s probably too late to tell you not to send those embarrassing emails now, but from here on out you might want to think about what you send in your emails. At least, that’s if we’re to believe what one former NSA (National Security Agency) employee has to say about it. Hopefully this won’t make you too paranoid or anything, but in an interview with Russia Today, former NSA code breaker William Binney warns that everyone in the United States is under constant virtual surveillance by the NSA, and not even members of Congress are exempt. We would encourage you to forward this to a friend, but if what Binney says is true, maybe that’s not the best advice.

Once Again, Government Saves the Day – With Citations for Sandy Victims with Downed Trees. Nobody likes cleaning up somebody else’s mess. And we’re not aware of anyone who’s particularly fond of being given a legal citation for not cleaning up a mess that wasn’t theirs, either. Yet New York residents are being asked to put up with precisely that. After superstorm Sandy left downed trees littering their lawns, Queens, New York residents have received citations from the city for “failure to maintain” their properties. The only problem: the trees in question are from city property (not private property), so the residents expected the city to clean up its own trees. Of course, the city insists there are no fines or fees associated with the citations, but angry residents are being rebuffed as they make requests to have the citations removed. One frustrated resident’s terse comment seemed to sum up the situation rather succinctly: “It makes me angry, but it’s also ridiculous!”

Wait a Second: Have We Already Gone Over the Fiscal Cliff and Nobody Told Us? Well, sort of. One analyst yesterday said “We’re already over the fiscal cliff plan cliff.” Yes, you read that right. But to put the matter in the simplest of terms: It doesn’t look like either side of this debate has a feasible plan to solve the fiscal problem that is going to be passing either house of Congress anytime soon. No wonder both sides seem so nonchalant about going over the cliff. We’ve already gone over the fiscal cliff plan cliff and nobody told us. Nice.

Are Gold’s Days as a Reliable Investment Numbered? Goldman commodity analysts certainly seem to think so. Writing in a company report, Goldman’s Jan Hatzius says he believes the long economic doldrums may come to an end during the second half of 2013, allowing gold prices to stay strong through at least the first half of next year before dropping significantly as higher interest rates, more easing from the Fed and stronger economic growth resume. “Our expanded modeling suggests that the improving U.S. growth outlook will outweigh further Fed balance sheet expansion and that the cycle in gold prices will likely turn in 2013,” he said. Hatzius cautioned, however, that the results of the looming “fiscal cliff” negotiations complicate the forecasted downward trend for gold. Of course, expecting significantly positive economic growth in the face of the growing government behemoth’s regulations seems to require some rather complicated mental gymnastics, so there’s at least a decent chance that Hatzius is wrong.

House Approves Resolution Aimed at Preventing U.N. Control of the Internet. Amid concerns that this week’s U.N. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference could lead to U.N. regulations of the internet, the House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously approved a Senate resolution calling on the U.S. to oppose the regulations. In a rare show of bipartisan unity, members of both political parties and the White House all agreed on the need to stop potential U.N. aggression aimed at regulating the internet. Democratic California Representative Anna Eshoo said that “the United States of America is totally unified on this issue of an open structure, a multi-stakeholder approach that has guided the Internet over the last two decades." And for once that’s not just political windbaggery. Tennessee Representative Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, added, “We need to send a strong message to the world that the Internet has thrived under a decentralized, bottom-up, multi-stakeholder governance model.” Admittedly, it sure seems weird to see so many politically-polarized people agreeing on the importance of deregulating a major driver of economic growth.

Well, it Turns Out That Maybe Those Muslim Brotherhood Guys Are Actually Bad After All. President Obama seems to think that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi – he of the anti-semitic, violent rhetoric Muslim Brotherhood – is a significant force for peace in the Middle East. But it appears that Egyptian residents are essentially urging the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner to rethink what it means to be a force for peace. After the Arab Spring, which brought Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt, the country’s citizens complain that an “extremist” interpretation of Islam is being “forced down their throats.” In the wake of Morsi’s attempt to quash protests by gaining sweeping powers that would essentially make him a king, Egyptians are complaining that he has become a tyrant and “a terrorist.” Sounds like that much-lauded Arab Spring is working out nicely.

Atheist Opposition Prompts Cancellation of Field Trip to see “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown.” If you think a school field trip to see a rendition of “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” sounds innocuous enough, you probably ought to hear this story. A Little Rock, Arkansas church has been forced to cancel a matinee production of its play after opposition from atheist parents convinced school officials the trip violated the church-state separation principle. The elementary school claims they had consulted their legal team before scheduling the trip and believed it was appropriate, but when letters were sent to parents advising of the trip, at least one of them disagreed. The church says that interested students can still attend a weekend production of the show. Good grief! Is no one unoffended by Christmas anymore?

Thanks to Family Walks, Obese Girl Drops a Stunning 65 Pounds. Sure, everyone is tired of hearing all about the First Lady’s plans to get rid of child obesity, but how often do you hear good stories about parents helping their children tackle the problem? One California girl’s family is an inspiring example of just such a story. The girl, who at age 9 weighed a shocking 186 pounds, left doctors and family fretting with worry about her health. Before too long, her parents took action and involved the entire family in changing their diet and participating in regular family exercise, like family walks. As a result, the girl lost 65 pounds and appears to be well on her way to a healthier lifestyle, but her mother says those family walks were a key to success. No government mandate necessary.

When Biden was given the keys to the Oval Office in January 2021, gas was $2.50 a gallon and the inflation rate was 1.4%. Today gas is at $3.32 a gallon and the inflation rate is at 7% ... and STILL RISING. These are just 12 months of numbers, but we’re clearly in a worrying decline. While the economy has opened up more post-COVID, it’s not just getting worse — we’re going IN REVERSE.

On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard (and the very top of his studio ceiling) to explain what’s happening to inflation and why it’s so hard for your family to afford basic goods and groceries. It’s not “corporate greed,” as Democrats have been telling you. The Biden administration wants to continue to spend trillions of dollars to “reinvent capitalism,” but that’s in addition to the trillions that are being pumped out IN THE SHADOWS.

Glenn exposes what the Fed has been doing behind closed doors and shows us the tidal wave that’s about to hit. He’s looked at the numbers, and they're frightening. Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” gives advice to Americans who want to protect their checking and savings accounts before it’s too late.

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The stock markets have taken a nosedive in the biggest downtrend since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But that's nothing compared to what's coming thanks to our government's embrace of modern monetary theory, warned BlazeTV's Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It really is important that you understand what's happening to us," Glenn stated. "Modern monetary theory is truly the [fuel] ... for the great reset. It is the idea that we can print as much money and spend as much money as we want," he explained.

"Then the next step is to release the Federal Reserve digital currency and make payments by other currencies [including cryptocurrencies] illegal," he continued. "And you're seeing it happen now in real time. Why would they do this? Because you cannot print this kind of money without having absolute control over how it is spent."

Glenn broke down the steps powerful political organizations — like the Federal Reserve — will take to end currency competition and enact a Federal digital dollar, which will allow for the government to have complete control over how we spend our money.

"This is what's coming. This is coming quickly, and events will make it move faster. For instance, why is Joe Biden basically giving Ukraine to Russia? He's giving it to them. He he knows Russia's not afraid of him. Putin knows that [Biden] is not going to do anything ... neither is NATO. They're not going to do anything," Glenn said.

"It's because war resets everything. War is the best great resetter. Changes boundaries. It changes borders. It changes laws. It changes societies. It changes currencies. It changes everything. And in the end you just want the war to stop. And so you you accept whatever it is the terms are that you're going to have to live under now. We're in very, very dangerous times. The only way to survive this is to know why they are dangerous times."

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Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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11 things you can do to help stop the Great Reset

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The foundation of the American way of life is freedom from tyranny, which can only exist in a nation that defends the rights, powers, and property of individuals and families. Over the past two centuries, the greatest threats to liberty have come from governments, both foreign and domestic. And from the beaches of Normandy to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Americans have repeatedly conquered the challenges placed before them by those seeking to extinguish or limit individual rights.

However, over the past few years, a new, potentially catastrophic danger has emerged, but not primarily from the halls of Congress or state capitols. This threat to freedom has largely emanated from the board rooms of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful corporations, large financial institutions, central banks, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Economic Forum.

In an attempt to secure vast amounts of wealth and influence over society, corporate CEOs, bankers, and investors, working closely with key government officials, have launched a unified effort to impose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards on most of the industrialized global economy. ESG standards are also referred to as “sustainable investment” or “stakeholder capitalism.” According to a report by KPMG, thousands of companies, located in more than 50 countries, already have ESG systems in place, including 82 percent of large companies in the United States.

ESG standards are designed to create a “great reset of capitalism” and to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.” ESG supporters plan to enact these radical changes by using ESG schemes to alter how businesses and investments are evaluated, so that instead of focusing on the quality of goods and services, profits, and other traditional economic metrics, companies — including financial institutions — are evaluated largely on their commitment to social justice and environmental causes and then assigned scores so that companies can be compared, rewarded, or potentially punished.

Supporters of the movement for a Great Reset also plan on using technology to limit free speech and privacy rights, and they support creating vast new government programs that are designed to transform the Western economy via the Green New Deal, European Green Deal, a federal jobs guarantee, and basic income programs.

Together, the proposals that make up the Great Reset represent the most serious threat to freedom in the West since the fall of the Soviet Union and perhaps since World War II. But there is hope. We can stop the Great Reset, but only if we act quickly and with great conviction.

Below are 11 steps you can take to push back against the Great Reset. These steps represent a powerful bottom-up, grassroots approach to the Great Reset’s top-down plan to remake the world. Although many of these steps won’t be easy for everyone to take, they are essential for ensuring that our children and grandchildren will grow up in a world that protects the rights of individuals and empowers families, rather than wealthy special interests, financial institutions, and large corporations.

1. Live Not by Lies: The time for remaining quiet is over. When you hear or see something that you know to be false, speak up. Be kind, generous, and compassionate, but do not, under any circumstances, allow lies to infect your life. Further, do not support organizations, publications, politicians, schools, or any other institutions that regularly promote false claims.

2. Buy Local: The reason the Great Reset is so powerful is because so many of us have become totally dependent on large multinational corporations. They can be easily manipulated in a way that small, local businesses cannot. Learn to buy local, whenever possible, even if it means spending more money on your purchases. Yes, big corporations offer conveniences and low prices that many small businesses can’t compete with, but those benefits come with a great cost: your freedom.

3. Bank Local: Big financial institutions and banks are driving much of the Great Reset movement. They have started to use their incredible wealth and power to alter society by financing only those businesses who agree to the terms of the Great Reset. This problem is going to get worse, so it’s important to find local banks and credit unions you can trust and who refuse to utilize ESG scores and other discriminatory schemes.

4. Support Local Farms: If you live in an area that has local farms and farmer’s markets, consider buying as many of your groceries as possible from farmers. In the future, food production and distribution are going to change dramatically. It’s important that you support local farmers and build relationships with individuals who can provide you with the goods you need in a time of crisis. One of our main goals must be to make local communities as self-sufficient as possible, and that cannot happen unless we support local farms.

5. Be Vocal: After starting to shop and bank locally, be sure to tell big financial institutions and corporations why they have lost your business. They need to know that their decisions have serious consequences.

6. Run for Local Government: Local and state governments will soon be our most important defense against the Great Reset. Consider running for your local school board, zoning board, or even for a state legislative office. If you don’t feel qualified for these positions, find someone who shares your values and help them run for office. If we don’t have control of our local governments, we won’t be able to halt the Great Reset.

7. Demand That Your State Pass Laws Against ESG Scores: In America, states have a tremendous amount of power to slow the Great Reset and protect their citizens from abuses by large corporations, banks, and international institutions. They can do this by passing laws that make the use of ESG metrics and other, similar systems by financial institutions illegal, when used as a precondition for banking services, financing, investment, etc. ESG scores are, by definition, discriminatory and should be made illegal by state lawmakers who care about protecting their citizens’ rights.

8. Make Responsible Spending a Key Issue for Politicians: In recent years, politicians on the ideological left and right have totally abandoned responsible fiscal policy in favor of vast money printing and loose monetary policies. The many trillions of dollars that have been “printed” in recent years put our economy at risk and are being used to fuel the Great Reset. Without these trillions of dollars of printed money, it would be exceptionally difficult for governments and financial institutions to buy off corporations.

9. Organize Anti-Great Reset Groups: No matter where you live, there are Americans in your community who do not support the Great Reset — Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike. Find like-minded neighbors and organize a local, peaceful resistance. Find people you can trust and agree to support one another when times get tough. Now, more than ever, we need to develop dependable communities.

10. Buy Property and Diversify: Property ownership is going to become increasingly more difficult in the months and years to come. It’s important that you work with a qualified financial adviser to help you figure out the best way to buy property and diversify your investments. Buying hard assets, including real estate and precious metals, could be a good way for you to protect against the Great Reset and a possible financial collapse. If you already own property, resist selling it to large corporations and financial institutions, whenever possible. (This is not financial advice, and I’m not a financial adviser. Talk to an expert you trust before taking action!)

11. Make the Great Reset a Litmus Test for Politicians: Before supporting politicians, find out if they know what the Great Reset is and what they plan to do to stop it. If they aren’t familiar with the Great Reset or don’t have a plan to halt it, then demand that they learn about the Great Reset and develop a proposal to prevent it. Political leaders who refuse to take the Great Reset seriously do not deserve your support. This is the key issue of our generation.