How to Save Our Vets and the Perfect Replacement for Waterboarding

Twenty-two American military veterans kill themselves every day. It's an epidemic that must be addressed and corrected. Jacob Schick, Executive Director of 22Kill, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Friday to discuss what's going on and what we can do to help. With his uncanny wit and humor, Schick kept Glenn and his co-hosts in stitches.

"I'm a third-generation Marine --- Combat Marine --- and two generations before me. I just happened to be the best looking one, so I'm thankful for that," Schick said.

Glenn needed a little clarification.

"I noticed that you said you're a Marine and a Combat Marine," Glenn said. "So, is that a Marine looking down on other Marines?"

Schick was quick to reply.

"No, not at all . . . maybe," he said.

Schick's grandfather fought in World War II and Korea. His uncle fought in Vietnam. Schick volunteered, keeping with the family lineage. When his unit deployed in 2004, they were hit by an IED while operating in the Sunni Triangle in Iraq. He was severely wounded and underwent 46 operations and 23 blood transfusions.

"That's pretty remarkable, what has happened to you and how well you have healed and, you know, I think we try to take care of our people. I think the VA is a nightmare, but we at least try to save people's lives," Glenn said. "However, when guys get home and have something mentally, all we're doing is shoving pills down their throat."

Schick agreed, commenting on the mental challenges facing a wounded veteran.

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"Physical pain reminds you you're alive, but mental pain tests your will to stay that way. And that is something that I learned the hard way," Schick said.

His was a long road to recovery which included 18 months in the hospital --- and beating an addiction to painkillers afterward.

"I was an addict for at least a year when I got out of the hospital until finally my wife gave me a verbal shot in the face and just told me, 'Quit being selfish. You know, you owe it to your brothers that didn't come home and those that did and still love and respect you to not only live, but live well. That's how you honor them. And you're not living well.' And she was right," Schick said.

Schick re-entered the hospital and beat his addiction in 14 days.

"It was tough. I don't know what was worse, being blown up or that. And I'm dead serious. I can say with 100 percent conviction, I know why addicts stay addicts. Because that was horrible," he said.

That's when Schick proposed a replacement for the infamous interrogation method of waterboarding.

"When I talk to generals and leaders in the military, I say, 'Listen, waterboarding takes a lot of effort, you know --- it's pretty strenuous. Let's just give them fentanyl for seven days, take it away and then question them and hold it in front of their face. They'll talk,'" Schick said.

Glenn steered the conversation toward guns and the Democrats' recent efforts to enforce gun control. Schick had plenty to say on the subject.

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"Common sense has packed its crap and waved buh-bye a long time ago. It's unbelievable, unbelievable," Schick said. "Leave the Constitution alone. Let's implement common sense. You know, I have a ton of guns at my house. And it's weird because none of them have done anything today. You know, none of them cooked me breakfast. None of them mowed the lawn. It's weird, isn't it?"

Pat chimed in.

"Well, that's because they're all designed to kill, Jacob, and they're probably out killing people right now without your knowledge," he joked.

Back to the issue at hand, Glenn wanted to know how people could help stop the epidemic of veterans committing suicide.

"We have these things that we call honor rings. And they're to honor all those who served and are serving," Schick said. "This is an issue that needs to go noticed. And the fact that you are willing to help with that means the world to me because I got to tell you, man, I'm tired of going to funerals."

Information about honor rings, other 22Kill merchandise and donations is available at 22Kill.com.

"Please go and be a part and help out. This, we have to do," Glenn said.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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