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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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Dollar Decimation: How Biden’s Spending Spree Will End Our Currency

If it feels like the U.S. government is spending money like it's going out of style, it's because it is.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the TRUE state of our economy that the Biden administration doesn't want you to see. Obama kicked off a spending spree that was continued under the Trump administration, and now President Joe Biden will finally push us over the ledge with the $2.3 TRILLION "infrastructure" deal.

All signs point to a major economic disaster. And the perfect storm is brewing to convert the greenback into a new digital currency. Think Bitcoin, but with CENTRAL bank control, where we could see the end of private savings and private spending and your finances are tracked. Every time our money gets converted, your wallet will take the losses.

Watch the full episode below:

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WATCH: Glenn on Tucker: After Chauvin Verdict we CAN come together

Emotions are high and regardless of how you interpret what happened that day between Derek Chauvin and George Floyd, the wounds are deep. Politics swooped in and took an event that horrified everyone and turned it into a team sport, only deepening the divide.

Glenn joined Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to discuss a less political way forward.

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Lawyer: I’d vote NOT GUILTY for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd trial & here’s why

Former police officer Derek Chauvin is facing several charges for his treatment of George Floyd. But attorney Andrew Branca explains WHAT must be proven in order for those charges to stand. Did Chauvin act reasonably, in the context of the entire situation? Were his actions directly responsible for Floyd's passing, or could it be blamed on factors beyond Chauvin's control? Branca also explains how the prosecutor committed misconduct serious enough for a potential appeal, how political tension makes it 'impossible' for a fair trial, why he would vote not guilty, and what sentence Chauvin is facing if the actual jury disagrees...

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Dangerous Tech Oligarchs Who Answer to No One | Glenn Greenwald | Ep 104

Have you noticed how the people who call everyone a conspiracy theorist are the biggest conspiracy theorists of all? Like the Russia Collusion conspiracy theory that the Washington elite used to discredit Trump and force him out of Washington, D.C. Or how the CIA is the real power center of American politics. Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book, "Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil," is an outsider in the media because he calls out these abuses of power. For one, he agrees that the Deep State is real.

Greenwald is a rare breed these days: He does actual journalism. He explains things very well, like his description of Trump's appeal and Obama's mystique. He and Glenn cover so many topics: Woke corporations, Julian Assange, the #MeToo movement, Putin, Snowden, The Constitution, Big Tech censorship. Why does the Left call Greenwald right-wing but the Right calls him left-wing? For a journalist, that used to be a badge of honor. But as Greenwald points out, the journalism industry has become a Woke priesthood. So, if you want to learn about actual journalism, listen to this episode. It's totally worth getting through a couple of technical difficulties.