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What's Going on in the Pacific? Navy Expands Investigation Into Fourth Major Collision Since January

On Monday, the USS John S. McCain, a Navy guided-missile destroyer, collided with Liberian flagged oil tanker, Alnic MC, near one of the world’s busiest straits in Singapore, and it has many security analysts questioning whether this was a deliberate act or a complete accident.

Five sailors were injured in the collision that caused a gaping hole in the side of the ship, and 10 sailors are missing. Remains have also been found in a locked compartment door.

This is the second major collision in the past two months and the fourth major warship accident in Pacific waters since January.

The unusual frequency of accidents has prompted a decision by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to conduct a broad investigation into the recent accidents, a decision backed by Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Although there is no immediate evidence of hacking, Fox News reported cyber experts believe hacking is possible due to the location of the warships. The Navy did not give an immediate explanation for the collision and is not ruling out a possible cyber attack.

Four accidents have occurred since January in Asian waters:

January – USS Antietam, a guided missile cruiser runs aground while anchoring near Yokosuka base in Japan. Capt. Joseph Carrigan is removed from command.

May – USS Lake Champlain collides with a South Korean fishing boat. No injuries.

June – USS Fitzgerald collides with a container ship near the coast of Japan. Seven sailors died.

August – USS John S. McCain, a Navy guided-missile destroyer, collided with a Liberian flagged oil tanker in waters near Singapore. Ten sailors are missing.

Today on Think Tank the panel discussed the Navy’s reaction and the possibility of a cyber attack.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'

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How an ‘orchestrated’ revolution is bringing America TO ITS KNEES

Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Glenn to discuss his new book, 'The Dying Citizen.' He explains how America's hippies from the 1960s are the progressive elites running our institutions today and how their 'well orchestrated' moves have created a top-down revolution that's 'bringing us down to our knees.' So, what's the solution? Davis Hanson tells Glenn what we can do to push back against the far left today…

THE GLENN BECK PODCAST

Who Is More Evil: Government or Facebook? | Robby Soave | Ep 120

The Left and Right agree: Social media companies like Facebook are abusing their power — whether through censorship or harmful, groupthink-creating algorithms. But is the solution really more censorship and regulation, like government fearmongers and leftist "whistleblowers" have insisted? Glenn sits down with the senior editor at Reason, Robby Soave, who has a much more refreshing solution laid out in his latest book, "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future." Politicians have weaponized the fear we have about social media. So, maybe we should be looking at the positives. Glenn and Robby take a look at the (very familiar) history of tech panic and censorship, balance the consequences of changing Section 230, and expose the real threat to the future of free speech: Progressive tyranny entrenched in the old school media.

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'HARMFUL CONTENT': How King Biden Is KILLING the Constitution

On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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