In The Marketplace: Three shining examples of giving

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

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During Christmas season, most of the emails we receive at The Marketplace involve order inquiries or questions about our products. But every once in a while, we’ll get something that makes us step back and say, “Wow, our shop owners are truly extraordinary.”  That is what we want to share with you today.

Last week, we received the following email from a customer who was looking to thank Glenn Beck for talking about PF Pillows on the air:

Hey Glenn...

After you talked about PF Pillows on the radio I checked it out on The Marketplace. My story about Paulette from PF Pillows is this. I am single and was diagnosed with bad spinal stenosis. In 2012, I lost my business, lost my vehicle and had no insurance. I am currently barely surviving on disability. I emailed Paulette and asked if it was possible to arrange a flex pay for one of her pillows and explained my current income situation and my stupid stenosis :) yet felt her pillow would benefit me.

Glenn, “she” emailed me the next day (today) and can you believe she is sending me one free of charge as a gift from her and her team??!! Please mention her kindness to others. She is a precious blessing!! I am telling everyone about her pillows and The Marketplace!!I love you all so much and wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Sincerely,

Kim S.

After receiving this email, we immediately thanked Paulette for her act of generosity, but we realize that’s just the kind of person she is – and she runs her business the very same way.

Later that day, we received the following tweet:

The Charleston Soap Chef is a shop in The Marketplace that puts a personal touch on everything they produce.

Jeanine Gantt, owner of The Charleston Soup Chef

Owned by Jeanine Gantt, she talks about her customers with fondness.

“My customers are like my family,” she says. We’re so proud to feature extraordinary entrepreneurs like Jeanine at The Marketplace.

Our third heartwarming customer story comes from Madison Root, the 11-year-old who sold thousands of orders of mistletoe with The Marketplace recently.

Madison Root, owner of Madison’s Mistletoe

This famed mistletoe entrepreneur included a handwritten note with each bag of hand-cut mistletoe orders she fulfilled.

Handwritten note from Madison Root

We’re pleased to be able to work with such incredible people and hope you will continue to show them your support throughout the holidays.

In the spirit of supporting these fine small business men and women in The Marketplace, we’re happy to introduce The Marketplace Gift Card, now available.

Note: Today, Dec. 16 is the last day to order most products in The Marketplace for guaranteed delivery before Christmas.

To shop our American made line of products in The Marketplace, click here. Happy gifting!

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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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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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