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Here’s the Irony of a $1,000 iPhone

Apple’s latest iPhone will let you unlock it using your face. Does that make it worth the $1,000 price tag?

Skipping past an iPhone 9 altogether, Apple on Tuesday unveiled the all-glass iPhone X, a premium device that gives you the option to unlock with facial recognition.

Glenn pointed out the irony of people who use their pricey iPhones to complain about capitalism and “income inequality” on radio Wednesday.

“Facial recognition: spooky? You bet,” he said of the new feature.

But what the iPhone reveals about us is perhaps even scarier. “How many people crying poverty and oppression will be carrying the new iPhone 10?” he asked, pointing out the iPhone is a luxury device that Americans use, while the rest of the world relies heavily on less expensive phones that run on Android software.

On Tuesday, Apple additionally unveiled:

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

An Apple TV

New smartwatches

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Let alone a 1,000-dollar phone. The phone of the people around the world is a Samsung, because they're cheap. Yet here, you go to some of the poorest neighborhoods, the poorest sections of town, and you're going to see flat-screen TVs and apple iPhones. $1,000 for a phone that is going to be upgraded in, what? Eighteen months? The Apple 11 is coming.

To me, this shows how really, deeply oppressed we really are. And I want you to think about this. The best of humanity, the company called Apple. Oh, my gosh, they're the best of us. They are.

What do they do? They help pit rich against poor. And yet, they're selling the phones for the wealthiest 1 percent. They're selling the thousand dollar phone. Apple, which is so good, so ethical. Has suicidal slaves making those thousand dollar phones in China and paying their workers less than $4,000 a year. That's -- let's do the math on that. Hmm. Twelve months of work has less value than four phones.

The great socialist-loving, share-the-wealth company, Apple, who tells us how to live, had to admit last year that they pay men more than they pay women. They also own $52.6 billion in treasury bills, which makes them more powerful and the United States government more beholden to -- the government more beholden to Apple than most countries in the world. They also keep billions of dollars offshore to avoid taxes.

But, remember, they're the best of us. They're the greatest. They're wonderful.

Look, I'm probably going to own one of those stupid i Phones. The biggest thing that pisses me off about Apple is their obsession with the clown cars of power cords. I want to know why they insist on making a product that makes Tom Cruise look like a giant. How do they do this? Why do they make all of their power cords freakishly short and completely unusable if you're actually trying to use the phone or the computer and have it plugged in? And why is it they make it completely unable, no one else can make a cord that will actually work with an Apple product? The Apple product that is made by slaves in China, just want to point that out.

To me, the Apple i Phone story screams, "Don't trust these people. Don't trust these people." They don't walk the walk. They don't live what they preach.

All they do is preach, not live it. They preach. They're the spawn of the devil. Yeah, yeah. They might. But, again, I'm going to probably end up with one of those stupid phones, and I'll love it.

I'll love it. Unless, of course, I'm trying to use it while charging it.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.

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DEADLY Negligence: Exposing the REAL Origins & Coverup of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

Watch the full episode below:

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WATCH: Glenn shares a little bit of history in CPAC speech

Glenn cut his vacation short to share a little bit of history with the crowds at CPAC Saturday. Check out this clip to watch the speech in its entirety.

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Are electric vehicles REALLY the best solution? Here are the FACTS

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

Watch the video clip from Wednesday night's episode of "Glenn TV" below for more details:

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