GLENN

We Have More Important Issues Than Who Dines With Mike Pence

The debate over Mike Pence and his personal policy of not eating dinner alone with a member of the opposite sex has created quite a stir in America.

"Because, you know, we don't have anything important going on, right? I mean, this is the most important thing we could argue about," Glenn scoffed on radio.

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It turns out Mike Pence didn't create the policy. Billy Graham did --- back in the 1940s. The renowned evangelist followed the same standard in his own life and ministry as part of a four-pronged moral approach to uphold the highest standard of Biblical morality and integrity.

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: All right. The debate over Mike Pence and his personal policy of not eating dinner alone with a member of the opposite sex has created quite a stir in America because, you know, we don't have anything important going on, right? I mean, this is the most important thing we could argue about. Let's keep things into perspective. The thing we have to argue about is Mike Pence.

Mike Pence is not the guy who created the policy. It was crafted back in the 1940s. And it's known as the Billy Graham rule. Named after Billy Graham, the evangelist who followed the same standard in his own life and ministry. Graham is said to have drafted the rule in 1948, as part of a four-pronged moral approach to ministry. It was important to uphold the highest standard of Biblical morality and integrity, according to Billy Graham in 1948. The rules of the Billy Graham rule in his book Just As I Am.

We all knew of evangelists who had fallen into immorality while separated from their families by travel. We pledged among ourselves to avoid any situation that would even have the appearance of compromise and suspicion. From that day on, I did not travel, meet, or eat alone with any woman other than my wife.

Let's just start on that one. Why is that one so bad? Listen to this.

What did he say? We all know of evangelists who had fallen into immorality while separated from their families by travel.

STU: So trying to take a step to solve that problem.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Not only that, wanting to -- we pledged among ourselves to avoid any situation that would even have the appearance of compromise or suspicion.

We all know that because of what happened in the '80s and '90s with Jim Baker and all of that stuff, that evangelists started to look like scumbags. All of them were dirtbags. Back in the '90s, it felt like every single guy who was a priest or a pastor was a dirtbag.

STU: Yeah, the documentary Fletch really covered that thing pretty well.

GLENN: No, that's not really a documentary.

So what is he doing? Now, he's saying this in 1948, when apparently they were having problems with it too. And he said, let's just to avoid all appearance.

Well, that's to restore the honor and integrity of the people of the cloth. Is there anything wrong with that?

STU: I mean, I can tell you obviously the left has lots of problems with this.

GLENN: Of course they do.

STU: And, you know, you can make an argument. Right? And his standard is actually tougher than the Pence standard. Because it was not even meet or eat. The Graham standard was not even meet.

GLENN: Yeah, meet or eat alone with any woman other than my wife.

STU: Uh-huh. I mean, that's even more strict than what Pence was saying.

PAT: And there's this snarky about how insulting that is -- an insulting view of men and a limiting role for women. We're either there to entice or domesticate. That's not the point.

GLENN: No, it's the appearance.

PAT: It's to avoid the appearance. Avoid the temptation. Avoid any of those things.

GLENN: And it's also to avoid the situation that someone can say something happened in a meeting that didn't happen.

PAT: Right. Right.

STU: Yeah, there's certainly an understandable thing to protect yourself from. We've seen obviously many high profile people have been in situations where they've been accused of things, which they say. I mean, who knows what the truth is? But they say they didn't do. Certainly some of those stories are true.

GLENN: Take it this way.

Did Roger Ailes go after these women at Fox?

PAT: I don't know.

STU: We don't know. It seems --

GLENN: Well, it seems what?

STU: We don't know. There's a lot of people accusing him of doing that. And the company made him millions and millions of dollars.

GLENN: Okay. Next level. Is there a possible that he did do some of these and he didn't do others?

STU: Yes. Of course.

GLENN: So if he had this standard, would that have happened?

PAT: No, because he wouldn't have been alone with them.

STU: I mean, it could have happened. But there would have been less evidence. Less people would have probably believed it. You know, we have no idea. Like I have no personal knowledge of him ever having a personal meeting with either one of these women.

GLENN: No, neither do I.

STU: So they could obviously say that happened anyway. But you're right. If he was known for having a lot of these private meetings, it would be more believable in the company that these things occurred. Sure.

GLENN: Right.

STU: You know, I think there's a line there. First of all, with the idea of doing it for appearance's sake, which is, you know -- it's not -- that's on you.

JEFFY: Right.

STU: If you have an inaccurate belief of what's happening in my life and you decide to judge it that way, that's not on me. Now, I have to deal with the consequences if everyone believes some lie, right?

But it's not my fault -- it's not my responsibility to craft what your opinion is of me. It is not -- that is on you. If you decide to believe something that is not true for whatever reason, because you think I'm having dinner with somebody, that's really not my fault. So I can understand that being, you know, an argument. And I'm -- from the left side, I make this as a little bit of a devil's advocate point, the left is saying, look, we all know -- and this is true -- that if you're a guy and you get a chance to be alone with a boss and make your case, you have a good chance -- a chance of improving. Also, by the way, blowing your career up. Sometimes -- I mean, those meetings happen too. Where you have this nice big meeting and you come up with this great idea. And they're like, that's the dumbest idea in the world.

But that moment is important, especially as you're coming up in a company. If you're able to impress a boss in a one-on-one situation, that could be big for your career. And what women are arguing are, wait a minute. Guys can do that with you, but I can't.

PAT: You don't have to go to dinner to do that. You can do that at the office.

STU: Although that can't happen, with Billy Graham's rule. You wouldn't be able to do it at the office.

JEFFY: Yeah.

STU: But Pence's rule, he did just say it was dinner. However, business gets done in this country over dinner and drinks all the time. That's very common. So if the guy can go out with you -- now, it's one thing if you say, I'm never meeting with anyone one on one. But if you say, I'm going to meet with guys one on one, and I'm not going to meet with women one on one.

GLENN: No, I think that's wrong.

STU: They can say --

GLENN: Yeah, I think you can't say, as a -- as a boss, "Hey, you know what, Phil, we've got some work to do. Let's just go grab a beer. Let's do this after dinner." And not do that with women. I don't think -- I think that sets an unfair balance because there is bonding. Hey, you know what, let's just go play a round of golf. Just the two of us. Let's play a round of golf.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: If you won't play golf with everybody, then you shouldn't play golf with anyone.

STU: That's interesting. Because I don't think that's the -- I don't think that's the Pence standard or what most people were defending the Pence standard were arguing.

GLENN: But I can see how that's perceived as unfair.

JEFFY: Right.

GLENN: Look, you're going to go out and bond with somebody.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And you're not giving me the chance to bond with you. And when it comes to executive level positions, it really is about who you can bond with and who you can trust.

Now, I don't need to play a round of golf. I don't need to have a private dinner with somebody.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: I mean, is there a guy that you know of that has hired more women as executives than me?

STU: No. Many. And you obviously have met with all of them.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: At one time or another. Especially when you're hiring someone to a big position that you trust, you want to have a one-on-one conversation to get to know them.

But, for instance, I would never travel -- for instance, my assistant, Misheal, I wouldn't travel alone with Misheal, just the two of us going out for -- hey, I got to go to San Francisco. Misheal, just the two of us go --

STU: Right.

PAT: Nor would you invite a woman out to dinner, just the two of you? I can't imagine that. Would you do that?

GLENN: No. Well, I don't do that with anybody anyway because my wife is --

PAT: Yeah. There's nothing wrong with taking your wife on this trip with you, with another woman, and giving her a promotion then.

STU: But you're saying to the woman, we have to have a chaperone. I can't have a moment with you.

You know, there are moments in one on one where -- yes, there are moments where one on one also creates sex, which is obviously the point here.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: However, there are a lot of moments where one on one might create a real trust in a business relationship. And the fact that you have somebody else at the dinner --

PAT: You can do that at the office. You can always do that at the office. You don't have to do that at dinner. I would never do it. I wouldn't do it.

GLENN: I started watching a movie. We have Mark Duplass on today, who is great. He's an independent filmmaker. But he also --

STU: You'd probably know him from The League, if you ever watch The League on FX. He's like the main character on that show.

GLENN: Okay. So he's brilliant. He did a movie called Blue Jay. Now, he's just done a three-movie deal with Netflix, where I don't even think they asked him -- I don't even think they asked him for the movies. They're just like, here's money. Go make three movies.

He's really brilliant. Watched his movie Blue Jay, started watching it last night. And it's brilliant. Really brilliant. And it's about two people that were teenage, you know, love story. And have just loved each other -- they're in their '40s now and they still love each other. But hadn't seen each other for 25 years. And there's some tension between them. Something happened. And that's what broke them up. And so it chronicles their 24 hours together of meeting again. And the whole time you're thinking, "Okay. All right. She's married. He's not. This isn't good." You want to come back to the house? You're thinking, don't do that.

And she is really, really strong. She's like -- he tries to kiss her. And she says no. Blah, blah. And it's really -- it's -- but at the end, because there is something between them, they do -- they do start to fool around. Now, she stops, but they do start to fool around. Who couldn't see that coming?

Now, I'm not saying that every man and woman have that attraction to each other. I mean, ladies, I know --

STU: Obviously. With you, they do.

GLENN: With me, they do. It's not a question.

STU: Your physique. There's so many different reasons.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. The abs.

STU: The abs -- even if they don't see your face, they're going to see your abs.

GLENN: Seriously, you can see my abs through my shirt. And I don't mean to --

STU: No. You don't mean to do that. It just happens.

GLENN: It's just, they're so big, they're pushing out and kind of stretching the buttons. Anyway --

STU: Yes, it's weird. That's -- I didn't know that was an ab. But it's one ab.

GLENN: I have one ab. I have one big ab.

STU: Yeah, one giant ab. That's interesting.

GLENN: And a bellybutton in the middle of it.

So, you know, not everybody has that. But that is part of life. That there is the attraction.

STU: Of course. Of course.

GLENN: Especially when you're going down the same path. You're on the same kind of career course. You know, et cetera, et cetera. That stuff does happen.

STU: And you should obviously be careful with that.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Especially with a person in that area. But, I mean, like having dinner with some business associate one on one, you know, talking about an important business deal, I mean, that should -- like, I -- just you guys. I mean, you guys are not doing it.

And I think the criticism of this idea is ridiculous. Right? It's a typical stupid, blown-up in the media left-wing story. So I'm not giving it any credence. But if you went out with a female executive for dinner, nothing is going to happen. Because you don't want it to happen. It's about you making the choice and her making the choice, whoever she is.

Right. She's disgusted. So she's out. But even if you wanted to be in, you would still stop yourself because that's what your gig is.

GLENN: Right. Right.

STU: You take your marriage seriously.

GLENN: If somehow or another she fell and her eyes started to see something that looked appetizing in me, she still would be out.

STU: Right. But that's on you.

GLENN: But -- yeah. But here's the thing. The appearance. The appearance.

STU: But that's on me. You're doing it for other eyes.

GLENN: No, it's on society.

STU: Now, you as a celebrity, I understand that. Right? Because people might take pictures of you. Who is this person Glenn Beck is with? I get that at some level. But for the average person, I don't think --

GLENN: No. Wait. I take this back to -- because this is not just about women. I take this back to drinks. I'm an alcoholic. I never go to a cocktail party and ask for a glass of water. I ask for a bottle of water. If they don't have a bottle of water, I won't have water. I don't want a glass with ice in it and clear liquid. I want a bottle of water.

Now, what's the problem with that

STU: There's no problem with that. However, two things. A, you are a celebrity. And if someone saw you with a clear glass of liquid, they might accuse you. And probably would. You would be on Breitbart in about ten minutes.

JEFFY: Oh, in a heartbeat.

GLENN: Tell me the difference between a celebrity -- where someone is going to take a picture of me and put it out there and blah, blah, and me as just an average Joe.

STU: Because nobody cares.

GLENN: Who is -- no, that's not true. You've never been around gossipy people in church. You've never been around gossipy people in the office.

STU: The ramifications are a completely different scale. You know, people --

GLENN: But so is your life on a different scale. It's still your life.

STU: Yes. What was it? A million retweets when someone saw you in a scarf.

GLENN: Okay. Yeah.

STU: Woke Glenn Beck. And all of a sudden, you were like then number one trending thing on Twitter because you wore a stupid scarf one day or an ascot. Whatever the heck it was.

GLENN: It wasn't an ascot.

STU: I only say ascot because I know you hate it.

(chuckling)

This Doctor Warned About Fauci 20 Years Ago. Will We Listen Before It’s Too Late?
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This Doctor Warned About Fauci 20 Years Ago. Will We Listen Before It’s Too Late?

Dr. Richard Ebright first warned about gain-of-function research and Dr. Fauci back in 2001. Recently, he sat down for a rare interview with Blaze Media Managing News Editor Leon Wolf to explain why we’re not out of the danger zone yet. Leon joins Glenn to break down some of the biggest warnings he gave: “Most biological attacks have not been carried out by terrorists. They were carried out by researchers with axes to grind.” So, why have our government and Fauci been so insistent about continuing gain-of-function research — and very sloppily at that? In his new article at TheBlaze.com, Leon argues that “gain-of-function” “might be fairly called a bioweapons research program.” And it didn’t end with COVID-19. Now, there’s rumors of a new bird flu spreading…

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Kamala Meets With a Man in a Dress While Putin & Kim Jong Un Conspire?!
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Kamala Meets With a Man in a Dress While Putin & Kim Jong Un Conspire?!

Russia's Vladimir Putin, who's seemingly getting friendly with all of America's enemies, recently met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. So, what is the White House doing in the meantime? Well, for starters, Vice President Kamala Harris invited the "fabulous" cast of "Queer Eye" to the White House to celebrate Pride Month. Then, there's Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre, who insists that we must get rid of Trump's tax cuts to fund their endless spending. And to top it all off, President Biden is insisting that the overwhelming majority of Americans want to give illegal immigrants amnesty when the exact opposite is true. Yep...everything's normal! Nothing to see here!

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GLENN: Yesterday, I don't know if you saw the cover going around of New York magazine.

Do we have it here?

It is the New York magazine cover. Mocking MAGA women.

And what does that headline say, Pat?

I can't read it from here. Are Republican women okay?

I think it was.

And it's this whole story about Republican women.

And, you know, questioning them. New York magazine.

Don't lecture us on women.

Don't. I mean, you know what your idea of a woman is?

Could we please play the cut from the White House?

Cut 28, please.

VOICE: Some questions. Go ahead. I'm ready.

VOICE: JBN. Is it true, that's your natural hair?

VOICE: Yes. I can confirm this is not a wig.

VOICE: Final question, do you use your own hair products?

GLENN: So stop.

So this is the Queer Eye for the straight guy, thing. And, you know, fine. But he did a video with the vice president.

Here he is, standing behind the podium at the White House. And then he does the deal with the vice president.

Where he knocks on her door. And she opens it up. In the -- in the West Wing. And she's like, hello

And his like, surprise!

And they come in. He's wearing a dress and heels and everything else. Don't lecture me about women.

Don't. Don't.

You have no idea.

You -- your own Supreme Court justice said, you couldn't identify a woman!

So don't tell me how the -- the right, there's something wrong with the women, who are voting for MAGA.

You don't even.

You can't identify a woman. So shut the pie hole.

Okay. Now that I have that off my chest.

There's something else, that yesterday, the lies, that just keep continuing.

That we all know are lies.

And I -- I just am so anxious to see how this all works out, this -- this fall.

Because we're either going to recognize lies, and start standing for the truth, or not.

But here's Joe Biden yesterday, talking about mass amnesty.

VOICE: The actions I'm announcing today. Will go into effect later this summer.

And, by the way, just as it was true, the protection of dreamers. Steps not taken today. Are overwhelmingly supported by the American people.

No matter what the other team says.

PAT: No. No. No. They do not overwhelmingly support. Nope.

It is quite the opposite.

In fact, nearly six in ten voters. Including a third of Democrats. And nine out of ten endorse mass deportation of illegals.

Not making them citizens.

We want to send them home!

The American people overwhelmingly favor send them home!

Close the border.

Or at least secure it.

You know, let's -- let's please stop the flood across the border.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

It's absolutely unbelievable.

PAT: Yeah. The lies really are. Really are. Unbelievable.

GLENN: Yeah. Let me give you another lie. This one also coming from the White House, yesterday.

Here's KJP on the deficit.

VOICE: This president has a strong agenda, and to reduce the deficit. You hear them talk about this, very often. Instead of blowing it up, again, by extending the Trump tax cuts which would cost $5 trillion. $5 trillion.

PAT: No. They would not. While the last administration increased the debt by a record $8 trillion. And didn't sign a single law to reduce the deficit.

And what we have done, what this president has done, he's signed legislation to reduce the deficit by $1 trillion since the office.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Stop! Stop!

PAT: It's hard to take, isn't it?

GLENN: We just got the CBO today, or yesterday afternoon. They came out and said, we're adding another $400 billion to the already out of control one and a half billion.

Trillion dollar deficit. This year!

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Which will bring it up to 1.9 trillion dollars, in deficit, this year.

And they said, if Joe Biden goes through, with the rest of his student loan thing, it will be a cool $2 trillion. So don't talk to me about how you've reduced the deficit.

How are you reducing the deficit. When it's growing?

I don't even.

I mean, I --

PAT: The lies. Again, it's just -- they just stand there. And bald-faced lie to us, every day.

Every day.


GLENN: And -- and then, we sit here, and we -- we listen to them, lie to us, about how Ukraine is ready to win the war.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: No, they're not.

PAT: Yeah, no.

It's --

GLENN: I mean --

PAT: And I love how -- the -- at a the tax cut is costing us.

It's costing I say 5 trillion.

Yeah. If our -- all of our money belongs to you, to begin with.

It costs 5 trillion.

That's not your money to begin with.

So it does want cost you anything.

It's just money you won't want to receive.

Get it from somewhere else.

GLENN: So what do you do?

When you lose money. When you have lost money. Because the employer says, yeah. I've got to cut your salary. What do you do?

PAT: Stop spending as much.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: Don't spend.

GLENN: You cut back. Or you say, I'm getting another job!

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Congress and White House. They are all welcomed to get another job.

Please do.

Go out into the private world. And do something.

But they're not losing money. They stop taking it. From the individual.

Meanwhile, while all this is going on. Putin, just landed in North Korea.

Cut 16.
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There's Putin's airplane. And there's Kim Jong-un.

Meeting him. On the tarmac. In North Korea.

Now, North Korea, just violated the north and South Korean border. With soldiers.

Just this weekend.

Nobody talked about it.

They are also upping all of their missile technology. And their nuclear technology.

Putin is over, making friends, with Iran, China, North Korea.

All of the known enemies of the United States.

Now, North Korea is proud that they can launch missiles. What happens, when they launch missiles, if they launch missiles, to the United States?

What would happen? We know that if Putin wanted to get into a nuclear fight, or -- God forbid, at this point, you know, Biden wanted to get into a nuclear fight. They would all start fighting together. Right?

But they might use a proxy like North Korea, to launch the first strike.

So they don't look like the bad guys.

But if we respond, I guess, we could use Triton nuclear tipped missiles from submarines, if we're around.

But if they're launching missiles at us. We launch missiles.

And the fastest way to North Korea, from North Dakota, is over the polar cap. And then through or over either China or Russia! What do you think that would start?

I mean, we are dealing with -- we're just dealing with madmen.

Absolute madness!


PAT: Really dangerous time. Really bad.

And we've got occasion we've got a cadaver in chief. Who is incapable of dealing with any of it.

That's the good thing.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: And we played the sentence he tried to utter yesterday.

Just, you get --

GLENN: It's terrifying. To ever.

PAT: You can't even understand what the guy is saying.

GLENN: Can you play it again, please? Play it again.

Cut ten.

PAT: Joe Biden, cut ten.

From --

BIDEN: All the members of Congress. And homeless security secretary.


PAT: I mean, that is madness.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. That is -- and he just -- when the look on his face, it's terrifying.

PAT: Yeah. It is.

GLENN: It is terrifying.

And this is who we have running things.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Meanwhile, as we are racking up another 400 billion dollars. Half a trillion dollars, in deficit, spending like it's out of control.

Yesterday, we found out that more and more businesses, in fact, 25 percent more businesses already this year, compared to all of last year.

25 percent more businesses have gone out of business, already, this year.

And they're -- they're claiming, it is inflation.

And the high cost of things. Which is absolutely true.

Our consumer spending was only up .1 percent.

Because people can't spend anything. Because the government is taking it all.

Spending it themselves. And running up inflation. And at the same time, what does the guy in -- in the mayor in Chicago, want to do?

Just play a little clip. I think it's cut 22.

The Chicago mayor Brandon Johnson.

VOICE: Chicago still bears the scars of systemic racism and injustices that have been inflicted in our communities. We have seen them in highways that cut through black neighborhoods.

And the industries that, of course, flock to these neighborhoods, often contributing to increased pollution and poor health outcomes. We see it in the trauma.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Stop. So what is he heading for?

What is he driving at for this?

He wants a committee, to study reparations.

And how many -- how much we can pay in reparations.

They don't have any money in Chicago!

Where are they going to get that money?

And, by the way, speaking of this. This came out last week. And it drives me nuts. We should -- we should get Elizabeth in.

Elizabeth, our makeup artist. Can you come into the studio for a second?

Because the mayor, they just went through his -- you know, his budget from last year.

He spent for him.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: He spent 30,000 dollars, on makeup, last year.

PAT: Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Hair and makeup. Look at how fabulous his hair was.

I mean, it was -- it was --

GLENN: $30,000.

I don't think -- I'm on television, every day. And they have to do makeup.

I don't -- I want to know how much makeup, you have to put on, to spend 30,000 dollars in a year. How is that possible.

PAT: He made 30 trips to the business.

So that's a thousand dollars per trip.

A thousand dollars for makeup and hair.

Each trip. To that business.

And he thinks it's fine. It's fine. For him to be.

So did Lori Lightfoot, you remember.

During the pandemic, the previous hair.

GLENN: Lori Lightfoot. That's probably 100,000 dollar job.

Are Scientists Harvesting Human Embryos to Power Supercomputers?!
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Are Scientists Harvesting Human Embryos to Power Supercomputers?!

In a story straight out of The Matrix or Terminator, environmentalist scientists are harvesting human stem cells to build "batteries" for A.I. supercomputers. But what makes this even more terrifying is how it works: The most sought-after source of the stem cells for these "organoids" is embryos, and they only last about 100 days until they die. So, are we harvesting God's creation to power man's "creation?" Blaze Media editor-at-large James Poulos joins Glenn to explain the whole story ...

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GLENN: He is TheBlaze media editor at-large.

And TheBlaze TV host of Zero Hour. He's also the founder and editorial director of Return, which is a new vertical on TheBlaze.com.

We have several different things that we're working on. And one of them is return, just like on your keyboard, when you hit return.

It's all about tech.

He wrote a story that is one of the more disturbing, dystopian stories. And we've done our homework on this, to some degree.

Enough to go, oh, no. This is actually in practice, and being used by the University of Michigan, right now.

This is not some, you know, some day. And it's a little like the Matrix.

Environmentalists are worried about, how do we make enough power to be able to power AI?

Well, they have found a way. Called organoids.

Wait until you hear this.

James is with us now. Hello, James.

JAMES: Hey, Glenn. How are you?

GLENN: Well, I was better before I read your story on organoids. Yeah, I know.

This is bizarre and terrifying.

JAMES: Yeah. It's really disturbing. And it's been around for a little while. But it's really starting to kick into gear.

As you said, you know, AI consumes a ton of electricity. A lot of energy. You know, environmentalists have always hated nuclear power for pretty perverse reasons, I think.

So they're so afraid of using nuclear power, that what would invoke now is turning to us.

To be the batteries. Just take the stem cells out of embryos. Out of the labs. Sometimes out of tumors.

Turn them into brain cells, basically.

And use those as batteries, to power what they're calling bio processors. They say, it will use about a million times less power than a typical digital processor. And that's a good thing, they say.

You can access them remotely. And this is the new hype. You know, it's from the same folks who brought you the idea of going to carbon zero. Net zero carbon use. They look at human beings as a waste of space. A waste of energy.

And they want to harness that, to run AI that is supposed to be smarter than anyone can understand.

GLENN: So on final sparks website, this is the company that is doing this.

This linked to a daily mail article, that says organoids are tiny, self-organized, three-dimensional tissue cultures made from stem cells.

Stanford's website says stem cells come from two sources. Embryonic stem cells.

And then, you know, that's unused embryos, and they are then donated to science, or adult stem cells.

But those are really limited, and can only generate certain type of cells.

So they also say, final sparks website say, these organoids live for about 100 days.

So are we harvesting embryos? Using them to power a supercomputer for 100 days?

And then killing them, and looking for more embryo stem cells?

JAMES: Well, right.

So if you are uncomfortable as IFD, this is going to drive you nuts. There's an extra category of extra stem cells they've created called induced pluripotent cells. And basically, what you do, you start the embryonic process.

But you arrest it before it gets too far.

And then you harvest the stem cells out of this artificially induced embryonic organism, right? Human organism, and then you create a fork, and you just grow those cells.

You know, sort of the way in the way they grow fake meat cells. You know, it's really akin to cancerous cells, and the way that they grow.

Right. So this is something that is not one and done.

It's not like, well, maybe once upon a time, there was an embryo who had to die for the greater good.

No. This is a perpetual motion machine.

You have to keep harvesting.

GLENN: Yeah, every 100 days.

This is not a hypothetical, by the way.

Final Spark says, the University of Michigan already using this neuroplatform.

And this is -- this is because there's not enough energy, and these -- these organoids, use so much less energy, that if we just harvest these embryos, we can then -- AI can go on and live forever.

And we don't have energy problems.

Good Lord. That's terrifying!

JAMES: Yeah. At a certain point, if we were created in the image of God. How far can you stray from that, before something horrible happens?

None of this is a surprise. Nikola Tesla infamously said, you will live to see manmade horrors beyond your comprehension, and we're getting pretty close.

GLENN: Yeah.

You have -- you now have scientists who don't -- don't necessarily believe in God.

Think that they are creating a God. In AI.

Now, harvesting God's creation to power their new God.

Good Lord, help us.

JAMES: Yeah. Ask if you cross that Rubicon, where you say, we're going to turn these brain cells into cyborgs. Into Frankenstein cells. Then it's not very long before you say, well, gosh.

Why don't we just turn the whole human race into this kind of cyborg entity. You know.

The terminator, at least the machines are stomping around, looking to wipe us out.

These machines look at us more as the solution than the problem. They just suck all our energy out of us.

GLENN: You know, I was reading a book about energy. And how all of this is going.

And it will. I mean, if it's an entity. That needs food. Needs energy.

To live. Just like us. You're trapped in the mountains.

You know, in -- in a snowstorm. And there's 20 of you. And you start dying.

You're going to start eating each other.

You have to survive. And that is what happens.

The same thing, it will eat whatever will give it the energy.

I would rather not train it to eat people. Or anything with -- to do with people.


JAMES: Well, especially when you have nuclear power there.

And to their credit, there are some tech guys out there who are working on advanced forms of nuclear power, clean energy coming out of things that you can do.

Splitting up atoms.

Yeah. There are Rhode Island risks there. But, gosh, if we are going to go down this road to any degree, where we will need significantly more energy, in order to -- you know, whether it's stay ahead of China, or whatever excuse you want to come up with.

Or for just the sake of -- of more human flourishing. Imagine that. Gosh, you have to -- you have to take a look at nuclear, before you start looking at the guy sitting next to you, as your source of energy.

GLENN: I saw a story yesterday, about here in Idaho. That they're shutting down the water on -- because of environmental reasons.

They're shutting down the water for I don't even remember. Half a million acres. Or more. Of farmland here.

They're just going to shut the water off. So all these farmers will lose their farmland. Coincidentally what is also happening, and exactly the same time, is they are opening up cobalt mines in Idaho. And these cobalt mines need tons of water to keep the drills cool and everything else.

And those are for batteries. So it appears, as if the state of Idaho, shafted the farmers. And said, forget about the food.

Transfer the water, to the cobalt mines. So we can have batteries.

That's more important.

And nobody has tied these two together yet.

It -- we're in trouble. We've misplaced our values.

JAMES: It's a big problem. And you know what else is crazy about Idaho, Glenn?

Right now, there's bitcoin mining going on in Idaho. A lot of people started to understand how Bitcoin works.

They're skeptical. But this is something that is still a first rate technology, that ordinary Americans can use, starting right now.

Takes maybe a minute or two to learn how to do it. But you can do it. When the Bitcoin miners take the energy that they need, in order to do what they do.

Legislators get upset. Oh, I don't know. This is using a lot of energy. So they're looking at curbing, the ability of the miners to lose electricity.

Or even charging them more for their electric lease. Meanwhile, when Facebook comes to town in Idaho and they say, hey, we're building a gigantic data center.

It's going to consume tons and tons of energy. The legislators say, well, if you're creating jobs, we will actually give you a tax cut.

This is how messed up our priorities are right now.

GLENN: Wow. I don't know if you saw The Godfather of AI.

But Jeffrey Hinton, he's the guy who left Google, if I remember right.

And he left -- he left Google, because he said, they were going into some unethical things. Is it was becoming a real danger. Do you remember this story?

JAMES: Yeah. That's right.

GLENN: Yeah. And he said he had real fear, at Google. That the -- that AI would fall into the hands of bad actors.

He just did an interview, where he -- he said that he was asked the question here.

If he was in favor of a super intelligent AI destroying humanity, and replacing it with something objectively better in terms of consciousness. He said, I'm actually for it.

But I think I would be wiser for me to say. That I'm against it.

He was then pressed on, and asked him, can you elaborate. And he said, well, people don't like being replaced. Well, yeah. No.

I'm good. He said, it's not -- it's -- it's not clear, that we're the best form of intelligence, that there is.

Obviously, from a person's perspective. Everything relates to people. But it may be that there comes a point, when we see things like humanist, as a racist term.

We're dealing with people, who are very, very smart and very, very clever.

But many of these people are anti-human. And they hide behind the environmentalist thing. To -- to get away with it.

JAMES: It's really diabolical. If you're looking for an intelligence that's higher than human intelligence. That actually doesn't want to kill us, but in fact loves us with a love beyond human comprehension. It's right there, in the form of God the creator.

And if you reject the existence of God, then it's just really looking like, these days only a matter of time, before you reject the existence of human beings too. I know it's not everyone.

I know there's some -- some atheists out there, that think human beings are still good. But it's looking like they're outnumbered.

And they're losing the battle for the soul of the atheist if you will -- these guys, they have really just -- they do hate humanity.

And they think that intelligence is more important than -- than love.

They think the brain is more important than the heart. And, you know, it all sounds interesting, when it's at the level of theory. But when you ask them to develop it out of practice. It doesn't mean replacing humans. It means wiping them out.

GLENN: So which -- which movie do I think is more likely?

I mean, I never thought the Matrix. But the Matrix, you know, batteries. Human batteries. And it creating a utopia. In people's minds.

Or do you see us.

I mean, remember, the beginning of Skynet. And the terminator.

The first line, I think in that movie, is the machines rose from the ashes in the nuclear fire.

And it was AI that had been used by the Pentagon, and the world's war machines.

And then we blew ourselves up.

And AI decided, we were the problem. And started to wipe us out.

Here we are, talking about the absolute unthinkable. World War III.

Which would end in nuclear war.

And wipe almost all life off the planet.

And we're giving the keys to much of our work.

We just had Jack Carr on yesterday.

Where he was talking about -- you know, he said, nobody would tell me exactly.

But if I talk to enough people. They're putting it all together. And they can look at it.

Oh, we're turning the keys over. To our -- of our killing machines.

Over to AI soon.

That -- that is not -- that can't be a good thing. Which -- which movie are we -- are we going towards? It's kind of like, you know, Brave New World. Or 1984.

I think we're 1984.

Are we headed more towards the terminator, or the Matrix?

VOICE: Well, you know, we have lots of sci-fi movies to choose from. I would point toward. We have sci-fi horror films that we can look to. We got movies like Event Horizon.

We have series like Hell Raiser.

Where the bad guys are inter-dimensional demons, who get summoned by human beings and lead them into hell.

We have David Cronenberg.

He has other films, that really show you, that there is that side of technology they can't be makes you sort of -- fills you with child like wonder.

And all these promises of flourishing beyond imagination.

There is a dark side too.

If we pretend the dark side is not there.

That's usually the way we get led astray in the worst possible way.

GLENN: So is there anything that can be done, going back to the first topic of using stem cells from embryos for human brains. Into these organoids.

Is there anything we should be looking towards. Or pushing for?

Or what?

GLENN: Well, I think, number one, we have to ask ourselves serious questions about how enslaved we are going to be, if we are always looking to China.

If we look at China. And say, they're taking over.

We can't beat them, unless we join them.

Or we have to fight fire with fire. If we're constantly comparing ourselves with what China is doing. We will lose touch with who we really are, as Americans, and depending as how things shake out as human beings.

That's point one. I think point two.

Is, yeah. Okay. You want to innovate on energy.

Look to nuclear. This is not some bizarre technology. It's been around for a long time.

Some countries. That the French. The Japanese. They have Fukushima. They have tsunamis all the time. Not a problem in the United States.

There are ways of doing points of energy, that don't involve turning human beings into these sort of Frankenstein cyborgs and using them for energy.

GLENN: James, thank you so much. I appreciate it.

White House Says Embarrassing Videos of Biden are FAKE?!
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White House Says Embarrassing Videos of Biden are FAKE?!

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre is very upset about all the "edited videos," "cheapfakes," and "deepfakes" going around of President Biden. These deceptive videos are making people think that President Biden is old and senile, instead of the mentally agile symbol of leadership that he is! And the mainstream media is helping her push this narrative! Well, Glenn and Pat discuss the truth: There are plenty of examples of Joe Biden looking old that are NOT taken out of context. As Glenn has warned, there will come a time when your eyes will deceive you. It may be because of AI deepfakes...or, it could be the fault of government propagandists.

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Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: Okay. So Jean-Pierre said yesterday she's very upset about the unedited video. I'm sorry. The edited videos that -- the cheap fakes and the deepfakes that are going out.

And confusing Americans about how Joe Biden is handing things mentally. He's as strong as a horse. And probably as much awareness of what he is, as a horse, but that's a different story.

Here she is yesterday, from the White House. Cut two.

VOICE: There's a bunch of videos, that have been edited to make the president appear especially frail, or thinly confused.

I'm wondering if the White House is especially aware of the fact that it appears to be a pattern.

VOICE: Yeah.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. Stop for a second. Listen to that question. Listen to that question.

That question is shaped, that the president is fine, there's no problem with the president.

But are you concerned that there's all of these videos coming out, that make him appear to be incapable of getting off a stage by himself.

Here's their answer.

VOICE: Appears to be a pattern.

VOICE: Yeah. And I think you all have called this. The cheap fakes video.

That's exactly what they are. They are cheap fakes video.

They are done in bad faith. And some of your news organization.

GLENN: She's reading, by the way.

VOICE: Have been very clear. Have stressed that these right-wing -- the white-wing (sic) critics of the president have a credibility problem. Because of the fact-checkers have repeatedly caught them pushing misinformation and disinformation. And so we see this. And this is something coming from your part of the world. Calling them cheap fakes and misinformation.

And I'll quote the Washington Post, what they wrote. They wrote about this.

And they said, how Republicans used misleading videos to attack Biden in a 24-hour period. I think that it tells you everything that we need to know, about how -- how desperate, how desperate Republicans are here.

We're seeing these fakes. These manipulated videos. And it is, again, done in bad faith.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Deep fakes. Deep fakes.

PAT: You know, all I could think of during her spiel here, is you saying, there will come a time when your eyes will deceive you. And this is that time.

They're telling us, we can't believe our very eyes right now. That these aren't real. That they've been edited or manipulated in some way. No!

I mean, taking something out of context means that you've changed what is actually about. Like you're lying about what they're saying. You're lying about what happened.

GLENN: Well, they're saying that this take, that you don't understand. That there was another parachuter, off behind Joe Biden.

We saw that. They showed that.

PAT: We talked about that.

GLENN: Correct.

PAT: And he did warned off. And he did say something to the guy.

He did.

GLENN: Right. Right. But still...

Everyone else was looking the other way.

PAT: Yes. Right.

GLENN: And it was so uncomfortable for the people there. You saw Macron look at him, like, oh, jeez.

Here he goes, and then Maloney saw it. And she walked across all of the world leaders to grab him and turn him around.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So, I mean, were they part of this -- this Deepfake? Were they part of it, saying, we were trying to make him look really old and decrepit? And not carry on a single thought at a time.

No. No.

There's no fake there. That -- he might have had his own intention of, you know -- I need my pudding.

And maybe that soldier is bringing that to me.

I don't know what his intention was. But everybody there. Viewed it the same way, the rest of the country did.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: It's incredible.

From the people who brought us the video of George Bush, trying to open that door and not be able to do it.