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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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Segregation Survivor: How to Counter BLM's Race LIES | Bob Woodson | Ep 106

Civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson has lived through segregation and been a victim of racism. But he doesn't fit the Left's mold. In fact, he's providing an alternative narrative to their "equity." With the Woodson Center and 1776 Unites, he is offering solutions that BLM rejects, but that are actually helping improve the lives of countless people trapped in poverty and inner-city violence. He goes through all of this and more in his latest book, "Red, White, and Black: Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers." And he joins Glenn to make the case that the radical Left does not represent the majority of the black community. As leftist race-baiters make millions off branding the police as white supremacists while breaking the spirits of Americans of ALL races, Woodson calls out their moral treason, speaks truth to power, and denounces real racism for what it truly is: evil.

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Biden's Big Speech: The Glenn Beck & Mark Levin Rebuttal

After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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Is 2022 Our Last Chance to Save America? | Victor Davis Hanson | Ep 105

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself. And he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded and stop taking so much for granted. Hanson joins Glenn to point out that this needs to happen soon, because as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting ... bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

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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.

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