The best big oil argument you’ve never heard

Ezra Levant, part of Sun News and cofounder of the Rebel Dot Media in Canada joined Glenn on radio Friday morning to discuss the void that America is leaving in the world. During their discussion the Keystone Pipeline and American oil came up, and Levant provided one of the best big oil arguments we've ever heard.

Levant allowed his knowledge to flow on the radio show discussing how conflict oil from say, Venezuela is not just conflict oil, but it also has "a higher carbon footprint." The list of reasons he had for U.S. oil included "environmentally responsible," "peaceful," "treats workers right," "human rights." Wow! All things that the liberal left is constantly promoting.

Listen to more of Ezra's great arguments for oil that had Stu saying " these are fantastic" below.

Rough Transcript Below:

EZRA: Canada has always exported our oil to the United States. And about ten years ago, the oil sands came on big time. 173 billion barrels. As much oil as in Saudi Arabia. We want to sell it to our favorite people, instead of shipping it to China. India. People who are thirsty for it. But why wouldn't we sell it to you? Now, fracking has put a lot of oil online in North Dakota. In Texas again. But you still are importing, what, six, 7 million barrels a day. But every day, your president says no to Keystone XL. He's saying yes to Venezuelan crude. Not only is what I call conflict oil compared to our ethical oil.

GLENN: It's like blood diamonds. It's blood oil.

EZRA: Exactly. I'm not just talking about human rights. But even environmentally, it has a higher carbon footprint. Ethical oil, it should be a liberal idea. Environmentally responsible. Peaceful. Treats workers right. Human rights. Those are left-wing arguments traditionally. Where are the progressives saying I don't want Sharia oil? I don't want gay-hanging women-stoning oil?

GLENN: That is a great way to phrase that. Stop with the gay-hanging antiwoman oil.

EZRA: Thomas Styre HEP is from San Francisco. Very progressive city. He's lobbying against ethanol oil from Canada. What do you prefer? You like your Iranian oil and Saudi oil?

GLENN: Can we steal this? Erase these tapes so we look like we're geniuses. Forget Ezra what's-his-face. This is a great argument.

EZRA: On the gas side. Gas problem. Biggest gas natural gas company in the world controlled by Putin. That's his real weapon over Europe.

GLENN: I know.

EZRA: He turned off the pipes --

GLENN: Ronald Reagan talked about this. He said the day that Europe completes a pipeline and gives that power to -- to Russia, will be the end of the West in Europe.

EZRA: How did you put sanctions on a guy who sells one-third of the energy to Germany? You're lucky he doesn't put sanctions on Germany. How do you fight back when you're so integrated like that?

STU: Now, with the Keystone Pipeline, you'll produce the oil anyway. Whether we use it or it goes somewhere else.

EZRA: First of all, it's coming on by train. Which is not as safe as by coming by pipe.

STU: And also not as environmentally friendly as being transported with trucks and trains instead of pipeline, which is the most environmentally friendly way to do it anyway. Even the energy science magazine has pointed this out. Not just crazy conservatives. Yet environmentalists stop to fight the pipeline when this oil will be used anyway.

EZRA: I like to point out that Greenpeace have never protested against the big oil companies. Exxon is not a big oil company. Shell. BP. Those resident big. Those are dwarfed by Saudi ARAMCO. Iran national oil company. We think Exxon is the biggest oil company in the world. In some measures it is. It's not as big as the Saudis because they don't have the same public disclosures. They don't have shareholder meetings. They don't have a free press and a Jewish. The Jewish. You don't sue, because it's owned by the kings. He doesn't sue himself. You don't have a free press covering these things. The Greenpeaces of the world, why don't they ever argue against the super-duper majors. Why aren't they ever protesting against Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela. I'm not saying go there and put themselves in physical jeopardy.

GLENN: Have you heard these arguments before?

STU: These are fantastic.

GLENN: You have to come down south more often. Come out of the cold.

Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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