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Author: A Gold Standard Is ‘a Very Impractical Way to Run a Modern Economy’

The United States abandoned the gold standard for the dollar in 1971; President Donald Trump advocates for a return to it. Journalist James Ledbetter argues in his book “One Nation Under Gold” that “many of the worst economic catastrophes that have happened in American history happened when we were on a gold standard,” he told NPR.

He told Doc Thompson on TV Thursday about all the places the U.S. is known to store gold — and all the mysteries surrounding it. He said that although he is “not a purveyor of conspiracy theories,” the facts surrounding gold in America show “lots of things are possible.”

Ledbetter disclosed the “fishy” tale of former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1933 buy up of Americans’ gold and strange documentation choices by the government. The U.S. also flew “tons and tons” of unweighed gold  in 1967 from Fort Knox to the United Kingdom, which was panicked over the devaluation of the pound.

He said that gold is a “very impractical way to run a modern economy,” what with the expense of finding it, getting it out of the ground, and storing it — not to mention the government’s unexplained transportation history of the precious metal.

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Former Obama admin. Secretary says we need a 'truth commission' to 'erase Trump's lies'

The far-left gets scarier each day. Now, former Obama administration Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, is advocating for the establishment of a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" once President Trump leaves office. He tweeted that the commission would "erase Trump's lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe." Glenn describes how similar models have been used in places like Serbia and Rwanda, and it never ends well for the minority party. In fact, Glenn says, an idea like this one can be used to further surveil and control the citizens who disagree.

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How our 'free' press is censoring the truth like NEVER BEFORE

The New York Post released last week a report that COULD put an end to the Joe Biden campaign. It's too bad the NY Post is unable to share the story — which all centers on information found on the alleged Hunter Biden laptop mysteriously left at a computer repair store — with the world on social media. But the publication has been LOCKED from sharing stories on Twitter for over four days now. And it's not just the Post. Glenn describes how MSNBC's Chuck Todd blatantly disregarded fact during an interview with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, how the Washington Post failed to correct the same claims, and how leaders at Facebook have direct ties to Joe Biden. Our "free" press continues to censor the truth and it becomes more and more frightening each day.

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Evil is washing over the world right now

Glenn says he believes we're living the beginning days of the time that has been foretold and that evil is washing over the world. So, what do we do? First, we must NOT use violence. Instead, we must prepare physically AND spiritually. In this clip, Glenn gives his recommendations for how to ready your life and your family for the potential coming chaos.

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How Bill O'Reilly Would've Handled the Hunter Biden Story | Ep 86

The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly, dishes with Glenn about his time at Fox News. He explains why he believes he got labeled as "being difficult to work with," what happened when he asked executives if he could moderate a presidential debate, and what the first words he ever said to Glenn were (hint: It was typical O'Reilly). He also reveals how he would've handled the Hunter Biden email story if he were the editor of the New York Post, gives his predictions for the final debate (if it even happens), and imagines what Donald Trump will do if he doesn't win a second term. "He ain't gonna get down to Dallas and paint," O'Reilly says. "He'll probably buy the L.A. Lakers and fire LeBron James!"