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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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Glenn Beck: Rand Paul was RIGHT to say Dr. Fauci LIED about gain-of-function

The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.