In the Marketplace: Honoring our veterans

Editor’s note: The following is a message from The Marketplace by TheBlaze.

Every U.S. citizen has a part to play in building up and preserving the nation to which we belong. On November 11, we honor the veterans who have risked their lives so that others may be able to live in peace and freedom.

By that same token, we acknowledge the many people, including the families of veterans as well as patriotic entrepreneurs, who dedicate their lives and livelihoods to supporting and upholding our nation’s heroes. At The Marketplace by TheBlaze, we have the privilege of teaming up with entrepreneurs who are committed to doing just that—and not just on Veterans Day, but all year round.

Minuteman is a watch brand that puts honoring our military and veterans at the forefront of their mission. The company’s goal is to raise funds for our wounded war heroes and to provide work for Americans who would otherwise be out of a job. Minuteman Watches are designed, assembled and tested in the U.S.

Thomas Carey, who founded the company, has always had a soft spot for active and former military, law enforcement and other civic duty servicemen and women.

“My father who is our CFO is a disabled Vietnam vet,” Thomas says. “As such, we are very respectful of those who serve.”

Just like the Minutemen who responded to the call of freedom during the American Revolution, Minuteman Watches represents the same passion, sacrifice and pride that gave birth to our nation.

For every watch sold, Minuteman donates 25 percent of the profit to a charity that assists veterans and their families.

“We do realize what we can contribute is but a drop in the bucket,” Thomas says. “But we do hope it can have a positive impact that is greater than the actual dollar amount donated.”

Another veteran-supporting Marketplace shop owner is Paul Pachmayer, otherwise known as Paracord Paul. This nickname came about when he started making the paracord military accessories he’s now famous for, including braceletskeychainsneck lanyards, and more.

A former member of the U.S. Air Force, Paul believes that quality and service exist best “in the unbeatable USA!” He doesn’t just talk about “supporting the troops.” He walked the walk, and continues to do so.

Paul proudly supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our nation’s veterans, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Mississippi National Gaurd, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

With Paul and Thomas, we encourage you to support our nation’s heroes, not just on Veterans Day, but at every opportunity. Here are a few ways you might try:

  1. Say “thank you” to a veteran. It’s simple, but goes a long way.
  2. Visit a veteran’s grave and honor it with flowers or flags.
  3. Hang up your American flag and proudly let it wave.
  4. Teach your children about what Veterans Day means.
  5. Have a moment of silence to ponder about those who gave their lives to protect our liberty.
  6. Tie a yellow ribbon around a tree or on your house.
  7. Do a good deed.

Please share any other ways you’ve been able to show your support for our nation’s heroes.

Discover more American-made products in The Marketplace by TheBlaze.

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

Watch the full episode below:

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BlazeTV host Mark Levin said his new book, "American Marxism," provides proof that we're not just facing a coming Marxist revolution — it's already here.

Many Americans remain unconvinced, believing recent moves from the far left and the Democratic Party are just passing phases. But this is not a "fad," Levin told Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday.

"This isn't progressivism, or social activism, or democratic socialism. This is Marxism. Now, it may not be Marxism in every particular. But it's an Americanized form of Marxism," Levin explained.

"You need to pay attention to what's taking place ... You've seen it with your own two eyes. You saw the riots all summer long. You saw Black Lives Matter, which is headed by an openly proud Marxist. You see Antifa, which is a Marxist anarchist organization. You see the media, that you have been watching and reading, endorse every single one of these movements," he added.

"People have been brainwashed, or ... haven't been paying attention. They view this as a passing fad," Levin went on to say. "It's not. We all need to wake up to this. And if we have little differences, moderate Democrats, Libertarians and so forth, you better put them aside right now. Because we have a common enemy. I say enemy, not opponent. Not adversary. Enemy. And we need to be focused on defeating that enemy, rather than fighting among ourselves."

Watch the video clip below to hear Mark Levin explain how our individual freedoms are in serious jeopardy:

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Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

Watch the video clip from Wednesday night's episode of "Glenn TV" below for more details:

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We've heard a lot about the 1776 Commission over the past several months. From the mainstream media, you've heard lies and slander: It was a racist panel put together by President Trump to peddle a whitewashed version of American history.

In reality, the 1776 Commission was established by President Trump in the fall of 2020 with the purpose of promoting "patriotic education." Not to mandate it, not to propose legislation – simply to PROMOTE it. The media and academia lost their minds over this now controversial idea that we should teach young Americans to appreciate the nation they've inherited. And predictably, just hours after Biden took the oath of office, he signed an executive order to dissolve the 1776 Commission, calling the commission's report "offensive and counterfactual."

Glenn Beck presents the 1776 Commission's report in its entirety, because unlike the media and President Biden who want to hide it from you, Glenn wants you to seek the truth and celebrate Independence Day with pride.

Watch a preview below or catch the FULL, 5-part presentation of the 1776 Report on BlazeTV.com or Glenn Beck's YouTube channel.

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