'Will you go all in?' Two stories that will leave you inspired

Glenn shared two stories of regular people who unexpectedly came face to face with opportunities of a lifetime. But in both cases, going for the opportunity required them to risk absolutely everything they had.

"What did they do? They both did it. They went all in," Glenn said. "Their gut told them that this was right. But more importantly, they had done their homework for long enough to know."

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Two stories. Guy walks in. He's going to an auction. He can't afford to auction. He's just going there because he's a history buff. He's a Civil War buff. There's a home that's been owned since the Civil War by the same family. They're selling all the contents inside. They're expecting it to go for about $95,000. He goes downstairs to the basement. He opens up a roll-top desk. In the desk, he finds a drawer where there's a bunch of gold coins. He recognizes the gold coins as Civil War Confederate minted gold coins. He's like, “These are worth millions of dollars.” He's seen them before. He's not an expert. But he's seen everything in the house, and everything in the house fits that this family has been around since the Civil War and this stuff has been sitting in this house since the Civil War. He has to decide: Do I go all in? If I sell everything I have, I might be able to come up with $95,000. But if I'm wrong, I've lost everything, and I got a bunch of old crap.

Second story, woman, south of France. She's an American. She's on vacation. She goes into an antique store. Sale of price on the painting is $25,000. They say it's just some other painter that painted a lot like Picasso early in Picasso's career. She looks at the signature. This woman, who is just a teacher. She's an art teacher, but she's a teacher. She's not a college art teacher. She's an art teacher.

But she is -- she knows everything about Picasso. She sees that signature. She's like, "I'm pretty sure that that's Picasso's signature when he was young. His first year he signed it differently." Antique store says, "Nope. It's not a Picasso. We've checked." She's pretty sure she is. She realizes she can sell everything she has and buy this one painting. If she's right, she has a Picasso worth millions. If she's wrong, she's got nothing.

What would you do?

STU: If I'm risking my livelihood, I have to confirm it in a bunch of other places. I probably don't go ahead with it.

GLENN: Jeffy?

JEFFY: I mean, you want to say you would, but probably not.

PAT: I — no, I don't do it.

GLENN: I'm the guy who would do both of them.

PAT: Yes, you would. That's why you are where you are and we are where we are.

GLENN: I would absolutely do both of them. Okay.

PAT: Yep. You would.

GLENN: What did they do? They both did it. They went all in. They felt they had enough information. They felt they knew, their gut told them that this was right. But more importantly, they had done their homework for long enough to know — to be an expert in both of those fields. Nobody — nobody is paying them to be an expert. They just did their homework. And they decided, I'm all in. I'm all in. Mortgaged the house. Sold the car. Sold absolutely everything. He bought it at auction. He bought all the worthless furniture. And some nice guns and a roll-top desk that inside had a bag of legitimate Civil War Confederate gold coins. Worth millions of dollars. He's happy.

PAT: Nice.

GLENN: The woman sold all of her other artwork, worth $25,000. She had collected her whole life. She's on a teacher's salary. She sold all of it. She goes back to the south of France. She buys that painting. She brings it back home to be verified.

It is a Picasso done the first year of his life, exactly as she knew.

STU: Wow.

PAT: Worth millions?

GLENN: Worth millions of dollars. Neither of them have to work anymore. Neither of them have to work anymore.

PAT: Nice. Nice.

STU: She doesn't have to learn any of that worthless art information anymore.

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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