Three Things You Need to Know - November 1, 2017

This Is Our Reality

ISIS has attacked New York City. An Uzbek immigrant rented a Home Depot Truck and entered the West Side Highway bike path at 3:05pm yesterday afternoon. He drove for seventeen blocks mowing down everything in his path. After it was all over, eight people are dead and 15 are seriously wounded. The attack might have been worse had he not crashed into a school bus, ending his terror drive. Two children were hurt in that final crash, one critically.

The terrorist jumped out of his truck upon crashing, brandishing a BB gun and a paintball gun. The words “Allahu Akbar” could be heard coming from the terrorist’s mouth. Suicide by cop is probably what he wanted, but as of this morning he’s out of surgery and alive. A police search of the truck revealed an ISIS flag and a note pledging his allegiance to the group.

This is our reality. A reality our kids have had to grow up in for OVER A DECADE AND A HALF. They don’t know anything different. A world where if they go to a concert, attend a public gathering, or even ride a bike they have to pause and ask themselves, “What do I do if a terrorist shows up?” Can you imagine growing up like that? I can’t even fathom that, but to our kids it’s the new norm.

These attacks will get more frequent and continue to come out of nowhere. That might be the scariest part of this new era in Islamic terrorism. The terrorists are adapting to our security measures. They’re staying away from items that might get them caught. Things like explosives, guns and anything else that might draw attention. The new era terrorists are completely invisible. They’re ghosts. This Uzbek was a LEGAL immigrant, a business owner with two trucking companies, an Uber driver in good standing, and had NO digital footprint. ZERO social media accounts have been found so far. There’s absolutely NO way this attack could have been prevented.

Actually, there is one way. We need to significantly modify our immigration policy. Enough is enough. How can we begin to fix this when one judge has the power to override national security policy? Something has got to be done and the partisan politics need to be checked at the door. I’m looking at you, 9th circuit.

Lost at Sea

Five months.

That’s how long two women say they were lost at sea.

Jennifer and Tasha were found last week, drifting 900 miles southeast of Japan.

They had visions of a tranquil journey from Hawaii to Tahiti, but everything that could go wrong, went wrong.

Fierce storms, shark attacks, and the destruction of their engine, mast, and communication devices threw a major wrench into their sailing plans.

After almost half a year at sea, surviving on packaged dry goods and water purifiers, a Taiwanese fishing boat spotted them and contacted the US Coast Guard in Guam.

The girls were ecstatic to be found.

But this is where the story gets a little strange.

Even though their boat was heavily damaged, one piece of equipment was found in good condition.

The emergency beacon.

It begs the question, why didn’t the women use the emergency beacon, I don’t know, about five months ago?

Jennifer responded to the question stating that emergency beacon calls, “are for people who are in an immediate life-threatening scenario. It would be shameful to call when not in imminent peril and allow someone else to perish because of it. Our hull was solid, we were floating, we had food, we had water, and we had limited maneuverable capacity. All those things did not say we are going to die.”

I think dangerous storms and shark attacks are a really good excuse to use an emergency beacon…but I guess that’s just me.

And about that storm, the women ran into on their first day at sea…the National Weather Service says it never happened. There were, I quote, "no organized storm systems near the Hawaiian Islands on the dates of May 3, 2017 or the few days afterward."

Something just doesn’t add up here. The truth about this incident will come out with time. I have a feeling this is a secret that the sea can’t keep.

Can We Be Adults?

Well, that didn’t take long.

The politicization of yesterday’s terrorist attack in New York City is in full swing.

President Trump immediately took to Twitter to blame senator Chuck Schumer for attacker Sayfullo Saipov being in this country in the first place.

Trump tweeted that the murderer, “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.”

He went on to write, “We are fighting hard for Merit-Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter).”

Schumer fired back with the tweet, "I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy.”

First of all, Chuck Schumer is the king of politicizing tragedies. So, stop your grandstanding, Chuck.

Second, can we be adults? Let’s stop the absurd levels of immaturity.

Instead of typing snarky comments to each other, Trump and Schumer should be using their platforms to talk about Ryan Nash.

Police officer Ryan Nash was on a routine call when he was faced with an unimaginable situation yesterday. He suddenly came face to face with Saipov. The 28-year-old officer knew what he had to do. To stop the killing spree, he shot Saipov in the stomach.

Who knows what other atrocities would have occurred if Nash had not stopped the attacker. He is a true hero.

Let’s be adults and stop the mindless tweeting and focus on what matters most today.

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This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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