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Hurricane Irma Could Shatter Florida – and the US – in These Ways

Hurricane Irma has already killed nine in the Caribbean and is headed straight for Florida. On Thursday, the catastrophic storm hammered parts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti; virtually wiped out the island of Barbuda, and left 1 million customers in Puerto Rico without power. With Florida, in its direct path, the Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 180 mph is guaranteed to cause severe destruction to an already weakened infrastructure in the state of Florida.

“Catastrophe looms over Miami and it’s not just Hurricane Irma,” Glenn said on radio Thursday.

Flooding in Miami would add to a serious problem that already exists in the housing market and its ripple effects will be felt all around the nation, Glenn asserted.

“Before the storm arrives, Miami already had the third worst real estate market among major American cities. Only Cleveland and Detroit rank lower than Miami in foreclosure rates and delinquent mortgages. Last year, Miami had over 7,000 home foreclosures. Seven thousand home foreclosures. This year the number is already over 3,600. Now, Irma is bearing down on south Florida … But the combination of a devastating hurricane hitting a real estate market that is already in shambles could be catastrophic for the entire country — especially if there is any kind of flooding like we have seen in Houston.”

According to Miami New Times, “Miami Beach has the second most properties threatened by rising seas in the world, so the city recently sank $500 million into a Sisyphean project to install up to 80 anti-flood pumps across the city.” Something engineers say is bound to fail anyway.

“Though the system has helped suck away sunny-day tidal flooding, independent engineers have warned that the pumps likely won’t save the city during a major flood event.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Catastrophe looms over Miami, and it's not just Hurricane Irma. Before the storm arrives, Miami has already had the third worst real estate market among American cities, major American cities.

Only Cleveland and Detroit rank lower than Miami in foreclosure rates and delinquent mortgages. Last year, Miami had over 7,000 home foreclosures, 7,000 home foreclosures. This year the number is already over 3600. Now Irma is bearing down on south Florida. Category 5 hurricane could make landfall in Miami this weekend.

Human toll, of course, the main concern. But the combination of a devastating hurricane hitting a real estate market that is already in shambles could be catastrophe for the entire country, especially if there is any kind of flooding like we've seen in Houston. Flooding in the Miami area already is a serious problem under normal circumstances, never mind a hurricane.

Miami just spent $500 million to install anti-flood pumps all around the city. But only 15 percent of them have been installed so far. Even if they were, engineers warned the pumps would probably fail during a hurricane because there's no backup generators if the city loses power. I mean, who would want a backup generator, you know, in a city that gets hurricanes? You don't need that.

By the way, that's exactly what happened last month. A heavy rainstorm, not a hurricane, just a heavy rainstorm overwhelmed the pump's capacity and caused a power outage that knocked two pump stations offline for almost an hour, long enough to put sections of Miami Beach under several feet of water.

Do you remember the great Miami storm of July 2017? No. Neither does anybody else. It was a rainstorm.

This is Irma. We need to concentrate on the things that are really important. And, boy, there's a ton happening today.

But I want to make you aware that there's only so much a body, a person, and a people and a country can take.

War, chaos in the streets, two major hurricanes, another one now developing right behind it.

Let's pray for safety. Let's pray that Irma misses and we miss a housing collapse. Catastrophe could be in the air. But it's not just Hurricane Irma.

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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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Why it’s time for Dr. Fauci to STOP DOING INTERVIEWS!

Dr. Fauci was at it again over the weekend, this time declaring during a CBS News interview that it's 'too soon to tell' if Americans can safely gather with family this Christmas season. But the main issue isn't necessarily Fauci's crazy statement, Stu explains to Glenn. Rather, it's Fauci doing TV interviews at all. The left will support anything he says and the right will call him an idiot no matter what. He no longer has the ability to sway minds, so why is he on television more than Glenn is?!

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If the Deep State Can Ruin Gen. Flynn's Life, It Can Ruin Yours | Ep 119

Donald Trump famously tweeted, "They're not after me, they're after you. I'm just in the way." General Michael Flynn was also in the way, apparently, because the deep state has definitely gone after him, on every front. He's been hounded by the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Democrat Party, and the media. But the hounding didn't stop there. Chase Bank canceled accounts because he was "a reputational risk." Meanwhile, the real problems of our country go unchecked. Glenn and Gen. Flynn talk about all of it and more: The immigration crisis in Del Rio, the opioid crisis, the impact of critical race theory, the threat of radical Islamism, the corruption of the media, the persecution of Brett Kavanaugh, the incompetence of Biden, the tragedy of Afghanistan, the hypocrisy of Gen. Milley. And Russia. It's is all we heard for the last six years. But as details emerge, we see the truth. Gen. Flynn is very clear: "I didn't lie to the FBI." And yet, Gen. Flynn still believes in the American people to save the country.