What happened to space exploration? NASA’s new project predicts the end of civilization

Remember when NASA used to send people to the moon? Well, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as you had come to know it is a thing of the past. Now, NASA is predicting the end of Western civilization because of – get this – over population, depleted resources, and wealth distribution.

“It's the end of the world as we know it. Now, don't start mocking this. This is coming from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center,” Glenn joked on radio this morning. “The study, which had been accepted now for publication in the peer-reviewed Elsevier journal, Ecological Economics, says civilized nations of the world, in their pursuit of energy resources, have created an unsustainable model that is doomed to implode on itself, creating a power vacuum and chaos.”

According to the Guardian, this research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists.

Using historical data, the study claims "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history." In fact, cases of severe civilizational disruption due to "precipitous collapse - often lasting centuries - have been quite common." When it comes to the potential for a collapse today, the study looks at risk factors like population, climate, water, agriculture, and energy.

“Do you see what this is? Do you see what this is? This is nothing more than our government spending money on bogus science… to do two things: To tell you that you have to have a global structural change away from capitalism,” Glenn said. “Collapse is coming, guys. But it has nothing to do with the world's resources. It has everything to do with being unhinged from reality. It also has everything to do with the coming technological storm.”

As Glenn explained, much like the progressive movement in general, this study pretends to be forward thinking. In reality, this is a rehash of decades' old idea that has been proven false time and time again. Centralized control doesn’t work, and yet that is what this study essentially advocates.

“These guys, they say they are for progress. These are the most anti-progress people I have ever seen, ever,” Glenn said. “They are living in the Stone Age. They are holding together some system that was brought forth by a crazy man in the 1850s that's been discredited every single time. They want to go back to centralized control.”

When you consider taxpayer dollars were used to fund research projects like this, one has to wonder what service NASA actually provides anymore. This morning, Glenn found himself actually calling for the defunding of NASA because it has outlived its usefulness.

“When we saw that NASA's main mission was changed from exploration to telling the Muslim world how great they are, we should have called for the banning or dissolving of NASA. That's not something I call for lightly, but shut it down. Shut it down,” Glenn concluded. “This is taking NASA and trying to fit them into an organ to play the music of Karl Marx. That's all this is. NASA should be defunded right now.”

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Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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