Kids fined for selling... worms?

Apparently lemonade stands and bake sales aren't the only entrepreneurial ventures children are being forced to shut down because of government overreach. Three siblings from Cornwall, Ont. now face a $240 fine for advertising an earthworm business they've operated for just over a year.

Stu shared his reaction on radio today.

"Now, as a kid, you do things like sell lemonade," he said. "You do things that get you involved in the capitalist system early on so you learn the principles behind it."

While admitting he'd never sold worms, Stu said he could understand it if they happened to be in a community where a lot of fishing was going on, and hey, they're just kids after all.

Many neighbors and others in the community stepped up to support the kids after hearing about the fines they'd been hit with and the young entrepreneurs haven't backed down either.

"There's a lawyer who stepped in and said he'll take this case on pro bono and fight against them. As far as I know they're not stopping selling the earthworms, which I like," Stu said.

Watch Stu and Jeffy discuss in the video below.

Below is a rush transcript of the segment, it may contain errors.

STU: A kid along with his brother being fined $240 a day. Why? They have the gall -- the unmitigated gall to sell earthworms from their front porch.

JEFFY: Okay. And they put a sign out. Okay? Don't make it like they were out there higgledy-piggledy selling worms. It was on their front porch. Where everyone could see that they were selling a product. And there was a sign?

STU: That's true. The sign was there as well. Now, as a kid, you do things like sell lemonade. Or you wash cars. You shovel driveways. You rake leaves. You mow lawns. You do things that get you involved in the capitalist system early on so you learn the principles behind it. You have a work ethic. You grow a work ethic in your child so when they grow up they don't turn out like Jeffy. You want someone who will be an upstanding society.

JEFFY: I can promise you I never sold worms on my front porch.

STU: I never sold worms. But if you're in a community where a lot of fishing is going on, hey, look they're kids.

JEFFY: Oh, man, heck yeah.

STU: And it's great they want to do something to make a little extra money. Maybe take some responsibility on themselves instead of depending on others. That, of course, is offensive in our society.

JEFFY: It sure is.

STU: If you're not depending on the government, then you're not doing the right thing. Now they might have to depend on the government. They have to pay $240 of fines per day. There's a lawyer who stepped in and said he'll take this case on pro bono and fight against them. As far as I know they're not stopping selling the earthworms, which I like.

JEFFY: They're still selling them. And good for them.

STU: It's great.

JEFFY: Did I say good for them? I mean, they should go downtown and get a permit to sell those worms. And they should get a permit from the landowner in which the worms are being taken out of the ground to sell, and then they should go rent or lease a place downtown. A place of business where they can actually hang a sign that said worms. Not too big a sign though.

STU: No. It has to be the right color and style.

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh, it's downtown.

STU: This is where we are in our country. We're fining children. My guess is they're not selling $240 a day of earthworms. That's a good business if they're selling that much.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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