WATCH: TheBlaze staffer shocked to find out he knew Washington Navy Yard shooter

Chris Childs, director for Pat & Stu realized something shocking yesterday: he knew Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. Childs had frequented the Ft. Worth, TX Thai restaurant where Alexis had worked, and had had many conversations with the suspected killer.

"Well, the first time we met obviously was at the restaurant, and I had gone in there with a couple of friends from my previous job before I started working at TheBlaze and we were big lovers of Thai food and we found this place and he was a waiter, a waiter kind of just hanging out," Childs explained.

"How did he seem to you? Did he seem like a guy who would ever do something like this?" Pat asked.

"Absolutely not," Childs responded.

Childs said that Alexis was very nice and pretty quiet, and that he was really into the video games Call of Duty and World of Warcraft.

"Did you ever have any sense at all that he was trouble at all," Glenn asked.

"No, that's the thing that floors me is he was not that type of person. He never seemed angry, he never seemed like he was bitter about anything and even when I was talking to one of my friends who was with the owner of the restaurant last night, he was saying they're all just floored."

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Last night I was on the show and the picture came on the screen of the guy who was the killer, and I did the show. And right after a couple of our employees came and said, "Glenn, we know this guy." Now, Chris is the guy who's known as the guy who wears the Hawaiian shirt at TheBlaze and Mercury studios.

PAT: And he wears it every day.

STU: It's on his business card.

GLENN: No, he's got different shirts and it's not just that one Hawaiian shirt.

PAT: No, several.

GLENN: He's got every Hawaiian shirt that has ever been made, I believe.

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: And I'm not one to mock somebody's sense of fashion, I just want you to know that.

STU: That's just because you know we will mock you in return.

GLENN: Yes. So Chris comes up and he said, "I know this guy, know him quite well. He works at a Thai restaurant in Fort Worth that I go to." Now, all of this has been verified, but this was 5:00 yesterday afternoon. Brought Chris in this morning. He's actually the director of the Pat and Stu show. He's the guy in the control room that makes all the calls, which, he hasn't made the call, and I guess this might be mine, to cancel the show, but ‑‑

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: But anyway, we wanted to bring Chris in and talk a little bit about, how did you meet him and who was he?

CHRIS: Well, the first time we met obviously was at the restaurant, and I had gone in there with a couple of friends from my previous job before I started working at TheBlaze and we were big lovers of Thai food and we found this place and he was a waiter, a waiter kind of just hanging out.

PAT: So you'd just, you would go in there and strike up a conversation with him when you went in to eat?

CHRIS: Yeah. Because you didn't go to Happy Bowl for a quick lunch. I mean, it was a good solid hour and a half just because it was, you know ‑‑

GLENN: Well, it's a happy bowl.

CHRIS: Huh?

GLENN: It's a happy bowl.

CHRIS: It's a happy bowl.

GLENN: It implies happiness.

CHRIS: Yeah, happiness takes time.

GLENN: Yes, it does. Now, did you know, for instance, that he was a Buddhist?

CHRIS: No, I didn't.

GLENN: Okay.

CHRIS: I mean, I know that he was living with the owner of the restaurant, Wi, and I know Wi was a Buddhist. So it doesn't surprise me that ‑‑

GLENN: You and who else?

CHRIS: Huh?

GLENN: You and who else?

STU: No, stop. Let him do the stupid story, please.

GLENN: No, come on. That's ‑‑ you don't get a guy named Wi very often.

STU: You do many times in certain areas of the world, yes, you do.

GLENN: Okay. All right. So ‑‑

CHRIS: I knew that ‑‑ you're killing me, just killin' me. Wi was a Buddhist and so it doesn't ‑‑ like I said, it doesn't surprise that ‑‑

GLENN: If we could just get ‑‑ if we could just get Hu into this story.

CHRIS: Who?

PAT: We're done with the whole thing.

STU: See, we have plenty of opportunities to do the Hu joke and the Wi joke. Can we get the story from a guy who actually knew?

GLENN: I don't ‑‑

STU: ‑‑ the murderer here? I mean, is that too much to ask?

PAT: So the obvious question then is, Chris, how did he seem to you? Did he seem like a guy who would ever do something like this?

CHRIS: Absolutely not. He's that stereotypical ‑‑

PAT: Quiet?

CHRIS: ‑‑ quiet. He would ‑‑

PAT: Nice? Was he nice?

CHRIS: Oh, he was really friendly, really nice.

PAT: Really?

CHRIS: And just, you know, he would sit up at the ‑‑ sit up at the counter and take orders and just be as nice as could be. And he would ‑‑ you know, I do know that he taught himself the language of Thai, self‑taught, which was real easy since the owners were also from Thailand. So I'm sure he had lots of people to practice on.

STU: When he ‑‑ would you say, was there any conversations you have outside of, you know, pad Thai‑related conversations? Did you talk to him about what he did in his life, did you talk to him about ‑‑

GLENN: Because you said to me yesterday you knew that he was into the shooter video games.

CHRIS: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: You said he was really into them.

CHRIS: Really into them. When a new game would come out, there's a couple of guys that I worked with that were also kinda sorta into shooter games but by the first new one would come out, he would know a lot about the game, like maps and that kind of stuff.

PAT: So you would talk to him about these video games?

CHRIS: Yeah.

PAT: Like Call of Duty or what?

CHRIS: Yeah.

PAT: Resident Evil?

CHRIS: Yeah. And I think he was a Warcraft guy too.

PAT: Now, were you the one, because somebody has said that he played these games up to 16 hours a day. Is that information coming from ‑‑

CHRIS: That didn't come from me but it wouldn't surprise me because I think basically all he did was work a little bit at the restaurant and then go home and ‑‑

GLENN: Did he seem like an angry guy?

CHRIS: No. No, that was the thing.

GLENN: Because they're reporting today that he had problems with white people.

PAT: And anger management.

CHRIS: Yeah, I read that, but he didn't show that towards us. I mean, we were a table full of white guys.

PAT: And clearly you're as white as it gets.

STU: (Laughing.)

PAT: I mean, nobody is whiter than you, Chris. Am I right?

CHRIS: That's coming from you?

PAT: Yes. You're even whiter than I am.

GLENN: Well, because of the Hawaiian shirt, I think.

PAT: Yes, I think the Hawaiian shirt really ‑‑

GLENN: Only because of wearing the Hawaiian shirt.

CHRIS: I am wearing pants today. So that is a good thing.

PAT: That is a good thing.

GLENN: I will tell you that I have been thinking about instituting a "You must wear pants" policy.

STU: We just had an adult on TV brag about wearing pants.

GLENN: Yeah. I know. We are really kind of ‑‑ you know, operating in television and operating in television in the South is a little different.

PAT: It is different.

GLENN: You're like, I decided not to wear pants today. "Okay."

STU: So how many times would you say you frequented this restaurant? It was a place you went a lot? I mean, did you get a lot of conversation?

GLENN: Yeah, how many times did you actually ‑‑

CHRIS: I probably went there, once we found the place, we went up there quite often, like once or twice a week.

GLENN: Is he a guy that if you would have walked on the street, he would have said, "Chris"?

CHRIS: Probably not. Because he was that ‑‑ I don't think he was that kind of guy really. He wasn't outgoing or anything. I mean, he's literally real quiet. I would have been the one to say, "Hey, Aaron, how's it going?" He would be like, "Oh, hey, dude." You know, I mean, it was just, he was not very ‑‑

PAT: So you guys never, you never did anything with him outside of the restaurant?

CHRIS: No.

STU: You weren't in his wedding or anything?

CHRIS: No.

GLENN: Did you ever have any sense at all that ‑‑

CHRIS: None.

GLENN: ‑‑ he was trouble at all?

CHRIS: None.

GLENN: Anybody walk away from that conversation and say...

PAT: That guy's got some issues?

GLENN: That guy's got some issues, man, there's something about that guy?

CHRIS: No, that's the thing that floors me is he was not that type of person. He never seemed angry, he never seemed like he was bitter about anything and even when I was talking to one of my friends who was with the owner of the restaurant last night, he was saying they're all just floored.

STU: Oh, man. The interviews with the owner of the restaurant were heartbreaking because the guy seems to be a standup guy.

CHRIS: Yeah.

STU: And once a small business. He, you know, brought this guy into his home.

GLENN: He ‑‑ yeah, tried to help him.

STU: Tried to help him.

CHRIS: Aaron was the best man at his wedding last year.

GLENN: No, I think he was supposed to be and then he had to miss it, didn't he? He went some ‑‑

CHRIS: I didn't make the wedding, either, but I know he was supposed to be.

GLENN: Would you have ‑‑ you're a good customer. If you would have been invited to the ‑‑

CHRIS: I would have gone, absolutely. Wi's a good guy. It's a really good family.

GLENN: Who?

CHRIS: And it's ‑‑ you guys.

STU: I don't want to say us guys. It's Glenn.

PAT: Yeah, it's just Glenn.

STU: Just Glenn doing this today.

GLENN: So good. I mean, it's just so good, all the way through I had Wi and Hu jokes the whole time.

STU: That was you exercising restraint.

In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

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