Three Things You Need to Know - September 29, 2017

Europe is on the verge of a complete redesign.

Not since WWI have we seen the possibility for so many new countries or border changes.

On Sunday, the Spanish region of Catalonia will head to the polls to decide whether or not to break away from Spain. At this very moment, thousands of people are rallying in the streets, but let’s just say the Spanish government isn’t taking this divorce lightly. 4,000 Spanish police have been deployed to the region, polling stations are being forcefully shut down and Catalan politicians are being arrested. The streets are set to erupt.

Catalonia is just another ripple in a coming tidal wave of problems for the European Union.

A number of nations looking to split from the EU, or regions looking to gain independence is staggering. Spain, France, the UK and Italy all have strong independence movements within their countries.

The dominoes are beginning to fall, but what does it all mean? The world is still struggling to recover from the 2008 economic crisis. Europe has been one of the hardest hit. Four of the Five top GDPs in Europe all either have strong regional separatist movements or are looking to leave the EU.

Think about what that will do to the global economy. Spain is the number 14 economy in the world. If Catalonia separates on Sunday, Spain will lose 20 percent of their GDP. France, the UK and Italy are all in the top ten of the world’s GDP. What happens if all this progresses around the same time?

Change is taking place on a massive scale all over the world, and we’re seeing the first steps in a global redesign.

Reality Winner is back in the news.

Workplace stress can drive you to do things you aren’t proud of.

Hiding out in the bathroom.

Wearing headphones that aren’t even attached to anything in order to avoid talking to coworkers.

And leaking classified documents to the media from the NSA.

At least that's what we heard from a 25-year-old woman named Reality Winner (yes that is her actual name).

You may remember that back in June, Reality was arrested on suspicion of leaking an intelligence report about Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections to the website “The Intercept.” The report suggested that Russian hackers attacked a U.S. voting software supplier.

Reality is back in the news because a transcript of an interview between her and the authorities was just released in a bid to convince a federal judge that she should not be released from jail pending trial.

That transcript reveals why she leaked the classified document and how.

Reality explained, "I saw the article and was like, I don’t understand why this isn’t a thing,” she said. “It made me very mad . . . I guess it's just been hard at work because . . . I've filed formal complaint about them having Fox News on, you know? Uh, at least, for God's sake, put Al Jazeera on, or a slideshow with people's pets. I've tried anything to get that changed."

So let me get this straight.

Fox News was stressing Reality out so she consciously broke the law and leaked classified documents. Makes perfect sense.

(And just a side note, Al Jazeera America ceased operations before her complaints, so that request could have never have been fulfilled. Although, the pet slideshow could have been honored, I guess.)

But instead of just doing her job, Reality decided to leak the classified information. How? The transcript reveals that she transported the document via her underwear, Sandy Berger style.

Reality said she, "Folded it in half in my pantyhose.”

In addition to her pantyhose confession she also admitted: “Yeah, I screwed up royally."

Smuggling documents in your underwear is apparently an epidemic on the left. 

Look, we all get stressed at the little things at our jobs. Breaking the law and potentially putting the country at risk in order to send a political message might not be the best way to address that stress. Next time, hide in the bathroom with your headphones on like everyone else. 

Introducing, "Wellness To Go!"

Do you remember when you could get a Coke or a pack of M&M’s from a vending machine?

We already got rid of those evil sugary snacks in schools and state colleges during the Obama years. You remember, Michelle Obama was worried about American kids being too fat. She helped push through a law to replace the Twix with carrot sticks and stuff like that.

Now some state colleges are moving on from obesity to attack new problems like embarrassment and shame. Specifically, the embarrassment college women might feel when they must go to a pharmacy and ask for an expensive morning-after pill, because, you know, they had unprotected sex with someone the night before.

To have to face the judgmental glare of a pharmacist or another customer in line. Unthinkable. I mean, there is no safe space for the consequences of promiscuous sex. It’s an outrage. What’s a caring university to do?

Invent a discreet, convenient, safe space where coeds can skip past all that awkward, judge-y human interaction and access the pregnancy-blocking drugs they so desperately need.

How about a vending machine? We’ll call it “Wellness To Go!” It will sell condoms and morning-after pills. And Advil of course, for the hangovers.

These “Wellness to Go!” vending machines are real. Stanford is the latest of a handful of colleges leading the charge on this effort. A female student at UC Davis said, “A lot of students like the judgment-free space and don’t have to feel the pressure of interacting with people.”

We are trying to accomplish something truly remarkable in human history. We are attempting to eliminate all guilt, uncomfortable feelings, consequence or responsibility for our actions. Trying to make life one never-ending pleasure cruise. Not only is that impossible, it’s dangerous, and it’s literally killing our society.

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On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

The case against General Michael Flynn is bigger than a phone call with the Russian ambassador; it exposes everything. Glenn reveals multiple cogs in the Deep State wheel that tried to destroy Donald Trump's presidency.

This story has everything: secret meetings, spies, glamorous European locations. Glenn puts all of the pieces together and interviews the man who was an eyewitness to all of it — former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Specifically targeted by this Deep State coup, his reputation and life may never be the same. He reveals the names of those he believes were behind his setup and the coup against the president.

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The Washington Post wants Native Americans to hate the name "Washington Redskins" so badly that that it is willing to mock its own study that proved otherwise.

On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

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As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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