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

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

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POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.