Is Bitcoin Doomed to the Same Fate as the Tesla Tower?

Some inventions are far ahead of their time. Could Bitcoin be one of them?

Thursday on radio, Glenn remembered Nikola Tesla and his tower invention that drew energy out of the sky and delivered it wirelessly --- for free. Unfortunately, banking titan J.P. Morgan, who was funding the project, had other ideas that involved making a profit. He pulled the plug on Tesla's revolutionary invention.

"Westinghouse recalled all of the equipment and Tesla was done with that. He was just 100 years ahead of his time," Glenn said.

Could big banking end the phenomenon of Bitcoin in the same way if we go to a cashless society?

"Bitcoin could be that with the central banks. We've got it, but we're cutting you out of power, and it falls apart," Glenn said.

GLENN: So I had been invited to go to Wardenclyffe this summer, which is on Long Island. And they're trying to raise money to rebuild Tesla's dream of Wardenclyffe. I'd like to -- I want you to listen to what happened at Wardenclyffe and tie it directly to bitcoin.

Tesla was trying to -- he -- he wrote -- he raised a bunch of money, mainly from J.P. Morgan. And he raised a buttload of money to develop radio, to develop some form of communication through the air. And J.P. Morgan was really interested in that. Well, Tesla, he goes to Denver because he believes there is more to the air than just communication. And so he's working on communication. But at the same time, he's working on his Tesla tower, which draws energy out of the sky. And so it pulls the energy from the atmosphere, and then -- and then broadcasts it through the earth.

So there's pictures of him putting lightbulbs in the dirt at night, and they're all lighting up. Okay?

It short-circuited -- freaked the people out in the Denver area. I think it was in Boulder. Freaked the people out because all kinds of things were blowing. He was -- he was causing some havoc.

STU: Maybe not quite ready yet.

GLENN: He wasn't quite ready yet. But it was truly remarkable. So he goes back and he says, "I'm really close," and get the money. And he says, "I want to build Wardenclyffe." So he starts to build Wardenclyffe, and as he gets it and he buys all this equipment from Westinghouse and everything else, he puts all the it in there, and as he's finishing up, Marconi says, "I have radio, and you can communicate." Boop, boop, boop. "Through the air."

Well, J.P. Morgan Chase said, "I'm pulling all my funding, as they just invented radio." And he's like, "No, no, no. There's more that you can do with radio than just boop, boop, boop. We can improve that. And the spectrum of using the wireless, as they called, radio, everything can be wireless. Electricity can be wireless." And J.P. Morgan says, "Wait a minute. What? Really? You can do this without wiring houses?"

Yes.

"Well, wait a minute. How do I make money? How are you going to meter it?"

You don't meter it! It's free. It comes from the sky.

Oh. Oh, no, no, no. I think you misunderstand, I'm not investing in things that are free. How do I make my money back?

Pulled the investment. Warden -- Westinghouse recalled all of the equipment. And Tesla was done with that. He was just 100 years ahead of his time.

Bitcoin could be that with the central banks. We've got it, but we're cutting you out of power, and it falls apart.

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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