Our technology knows everything about us

Most of us are always excited to have the latest and greatest piece of technology, whether it be a new iPhone, or a new app that makes your life easier. It is amazing how technology is growing and expanding from what it was 20-30 years ago. Pat and Stu took some time on radio, with the help of Jeffy, to discuss some new technology that will be upon us faster than you think!

Remember having to map out your route before a trip, because there was no GPS? Or printing out those 5 pages of step by step directions from Mapquest? How many young people can figure out how to read a map to get from point A to point B anymore? Even Pat relies on GPS technology today. He said on-air this morning concerning his use of GPS technology,"if I need to get to a place that I'm not--never been to, I have to use GPS, because--but with other cities that I have lived in, I learned the city pretty darn well."

If the use of GPS technology as an example, look at how far we have come from using basic print out maps, to having satellites pinpointing you location. Stu expanded upon the subject, discussing new apps that send warnings to others driving your route. Google is one of the leading companies working on this technology where they use Android phones to see if people are slowing down their speed limit. Stu raised the key question, when you purchase that phone, "Do people who have Android phones, though, realize that type of monitoring is going on?"

It appears that technology is not going backwards anytime soon, with more and more privacy being handed over in the name of "making your life easier." See Pat, Stu and Jeffy discuss a new program coming out from Spotify, called Nestify.

Rough Transcript Below:

JEFFY: My wife just put an app on her phone for hiking, because she's the only one that exercises in the family. It is exactly where you walk, how fast you walk, gives you a map, satellite map of where you walk, everything, man. They know exactly where you are at.

STU: The app people.

JEFFY: Them.

PAT: You don't want the app people police -- they are brutal.

JEFFY: Thought TSA was bad?

PAT: Don't try the app people police.

STU: This is -- every company is going through this now. The ones that are best at it will survive, but they are also the most invasive. There's a new product coming out from Spotify, the music streaming service called Nestify, I guess it is called. I read a review of how it works. Typically, you like -- you have a program where you are listening to songs, you could click like or unlike or five stars or one star. They are getting to the point now where they store and listen to every song you have ever listened to, through Spotify. They know how long you have listened to them. Like if you get 20 seconds in and skip it, they know how you listen to them, they know how you group the songs. You think like the example the author used was he listened to Hooked On a Feeling, because of the trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy, so it was like his most listened to song. Like well, typically a music service would say okay, he loves this song, we are going to play more Blue Suede songs. Well, he doesn't like any other Blue Suede songs. I don't know if there is another Blue Suede song. I could be wrong on that. So what they were able, just by analyzing this guy's data, was to realize he likes certain songs -- it could tell when you like a song, but you don't like the artist. It could tell when you like songs from a typical genre --

PAT: Pandora doesn't do that.

STU: It can tell -- his most played songs were like some classical artist. And it was like London symphony or whatever, but the reason for that, he listens to a generic play list when he works, but you actually don't like that music. It is just mood music in the background. So it won't pick those songs, even though they are your most listened to, because it realizes, okay, this is something you do only at this time. If you go to the gym and you listen to techno music, because you want to get pumped up, they will realize this is the time of day you are normally at the gym. We will suggest techno music. It's that advanced.

PAT: Is it already out?

STU: No. This was the first demo of it.

PAT: That will revolutionize things again.

STU: All this keeps coming, the amount of data they have on you.

PAT: They know when you get to the gym.

STU: And the GPS location, to know when you are inside the gym.

JEFFY: And Netflix is laying the groundwork for that, because you watched. So you realize hey, recently watched, so you are able to look at --

STU: Is it -- one of the series they did. I think "House of Cards". So "House of Cards", it was a series in another country first, right? So the original "House of Cards", Netflix realized the people who watched the original "House of Cards" series also watched a lot of Kevin spacy movies, so they went to Kevin spacy and pitched him "House of Cards", knowing people that likes A already liked B, so they will love C.

JEFFY: A lot of people thought it was crazy.

STU: They paid him a fortune for that thing.

PAT: I think they said that number before and it was wrong, but $125 million or something, $150 million. It was a lot.

STU: Now that are on season 3?

JEFFY: Just released season 3.

PAT: But look at what they can do?

STU: This is the conflict with technology. I think -- and talk radio, we are looking at things differently than most people. We are looking at what is the ramification for the country in the future. What is the privacy concern, what is --

PAT: Most people are just thinking this is convenient. I love this. I want this. First, yes, you want -- it is music that you like and you want it to sort out the crap that you don't. You want it to understand that. And then the traffic thing, when it's telling you how fast the car is ahead of you -- so you could avoid that area. What is the alternative? If you want really good traffic, go to traffic and weather together, every nine minutes on the 4's. Coming up in just a few minutes and we will play some Carpenters for you too.

2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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