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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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'Welcome to Anarchism, Glenn' | Michael Malice | Ep 121

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride. Author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and podcast host of "Your Welcome" Michael Malice wants to burn it all down, peacefully and with a smile. "My rights are NOT up for discussion," he tells Glenn. He explains why his version of America will save America. He and Glenn also discuss why corporate media is shrinking, why Boomers love Martin Luther King Jr., how Trump earned the spite vote, and why gun control is officially solved. But how does anarchism solve the China problem or potential nuclear threats? Somehow, he has the answer. He also tells Glenn how a concept like Blaze Media brought down the Soviet Union and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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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.'