Just how big a threat does the U.S. power grid face?

On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, TheBlaze’s technology and intelligence editor Elizabeth Kreft will join Glenn to discuss the threat the United States power grid faces. Earlier this month, TheBlaze’s investigative news magazine For The Record looked at how the power grid is virtually “unguarded” against threats – both foreign and domestic – and now it seems as though over-regulation may lead to massive blackouts.

“Oh, man. I was just talking with Elizabeth Kreft, our technology expert from The Blaze. I was just talking to her off-line for something we are going to do tonight. It is truly amazing the amount of information and important news that nobody knows,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Next year at this time, if we have the kind of weather we are currently having, you mark my words… the east coast will have no power. It will be in total blackout.”

Glenn explained that a couple of weeks ago he had a good friend and energy expert come to him about the energy crisis the U.S. currently faces. While Glenn is familiar with the terror threat the power grid faces, he had no idea about the effect weather and over-regulation could have.

“Here's why,” Glenn said. “I had an energy guy come to me about three weeks ago, and he said, ‘Glenn, you've got to talk about the power grid’… I said, ‘We are talking about the power grid. You’re talk about the terrorists?’ He said, ‘No, the power grid from the winter. Nobody will cover this. I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ He said, ‘We were one power plant away from a blackout in the east all winter long… We were using so much electricity. We were at the top of the grid. There's no more electricity. We're at the top.’”

After having that conversation with his friend, Glenn asked TheBlaze team to further investigate the matter. On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn will begin to go through some of what the investigation yielded.

“I asked Elizabeth to look into it, and she is going to report tonight. It is phenomenal. She's going to report about how 75% of the power stations – the electrical generation power stations – 75% of those power stations that are scheduled to close on [January 1, 2015] were online at full capacity. And they were looking for more power… Again, if one of them would have gone off-line, the entire grid would have shut off,” Glenn said. “75% of those that are slated for closure were online at full capacity this winter. And the EPA is closing them because they're coal fire plants.”

Remember when President Obama said energy prices “will necessarily skyrocket”? Well, we are approaching that tipping point.

“I want you to know, your energy prices will necessarily skyrocket, and you will have – at least – rolling blackouts all over the east,” Glenn said. “But here's the other thing the EPA is doing. Not only are they closing down the power plants, the EPA just passed a regulation on natural gas… The EPA has just passed a regulation that all of the pumps for the natural gas now have to be electric. They cannot be run by natural gas. So if you're pumping the natural gas into the lines, those pumps have to be electric. And the reason why is because ‘no fossil fuels.’”

Situations like this really put the “insanity” of government on full display.

“So if you have a rolling blackout or a full-fledged collapse of the power grid, next year you will also not be able to get natural gas because the pumps are going to be run off of the grid on electricity,” Glenn concluded. “So you'll have plenty of natural gas. You just won't be able to use any of it. Isn't that great? It's the insanity of this government.”

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COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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Auburn Community Hospital, New York

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United Health Services in New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?