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Here’s Why the California Fires Have Been Especially Deadly

Northern California has been devastated by wildfires, with winds helping spread the blaze across wine country.

Here are some of the numbers:

  • Since Sunday, at least 23 people have been killed.
  • 3,500 structures have been destroyed by the flames.
  • Some 191,000 acres have been affected by the fires.
  • Around 8,000 firefighters have been working to contain the disaster.

Glenn talked about why people got so little warning ahead of the fire and how local authorities weren’t prepared for an emergency.

“Lives are at stake, and those in charge didn’t know what to do,” he said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Five hundred buildings have already been destroyed. And this has zero containment. Twenty thousand people have been evacuated. Thousands have lost their power. Napa Valley has taken the worst of it. The images are straight apocalyptic. Entire communities have been wiped off of the map. Neighborhoods near Santa Rosa look like World War II pictures of Stalingrad or Hiroshima.

Rivers of wine are boiling as they leak out of scorched vineyards. Many residents are in the worst-hit areas that never even knew the fires were sweeping down on them. They had no idea until the last minute. All was quiet, until the shouts of frantic neighbors, jarred people awake and out of their homes.

As they walked out into their front yard, the sound of smoke detectors could be heard from nearby HEP sped down of added to the chaos, as families sped down the roads in desperation. There wasn't any warning?

No. The answer is no. Why?

Well, for one, the cell towers are being wiped out. And the fires and the land lines are all being destroyed by these fires.

So you're not -- you're not able to make a phone call. The area had access to the federal wireless emergency alert system.

But it isn't clear now, at this point, if authorities even used it. And if so, why didn't people receive anything?

San José, believe it or not, had this problem before. Just a few months ago, the city got nailed for not warning the public of destructive floodwaters. And a report found that there was a general lack of institutional knowledge on how to use the wireless emergency alert system.

So wait. How much did they pay for it? And nobody around knows how to use it?

Lives are at stake. And those in charge didn't know what to do.

May I ask how this is possible in Silicon Valley?

I'm sorry. I do know how -- I'm sorry. The government is in charge. That's why the tech community needs to come together and ensure this doesn't happen again. Because the local government is a joke. They usually are. They're not getting it done.

A cold front is now blowing in, this morning, creating winds that will keep these fires moving fast. Again, zero containment. The carnage is expected to last at least until Saturday.

America has been a hard year, hasn't it? From the hurricanes, one after the other, to massive floodwaters, to drought. And now, this.

But, you know what, it's given us a chance to come together. It's given us a chance to put things into perspective and find out what really matters. And who we really are. And who our neighbor -- how we really feel about our neighbor.

May I ask, if you would like to help your fellow man, go to mercuryone.org now. Donate on the front page.

We are aiding the first responders now. Trying to get them the supplies that they need. And we need your help at mercuryone.org. If you don't have a widow's mite, that's cool.

Send your prayers towards California today.

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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.'

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'HARMFUL CONTENT': How King Biden Is KILLING the Constitution

On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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