Three Things You Need to Know – March 5, 2018

And the Oscar for Best Hypocrite Goes to...

Ah, another awards show, another chance to display the fake morality of the elite and privileged.

Celebrities chose to wear orange label pins at the Oscars last night to support gun control on behalf of the organization “Everytown for Gun Safety.” The organization is an advocacy group that raises awareness about gun violence prevention.

They stated that the pins are “a reminder that there is more we all can and should do now to prevent future acts of gun violence.”

Here’s a thought, Hollywood. Instead of wearing pins…how about you lead by example and stop promoting gun violence in your movies?

Did the Academy not realize that the majority of last night’s winners ALL featured gun violence?

Here’s just a starting list for you.

Allison Janney won for best actress in a supporting role for the film “I, Tonya.”

That film features a husband and wife who frequently shoot at each other. One time, the husband succeeds.

Sam Rockwell won for best actor in a supporting role for the film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. His character blows his head off with a gun.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won for best original screenplay. That movie literally ends with a murder-suicide by rifle.

And director Guillermo Del Toro’s romantic fantasy, “The Shape of Water” took home the most awards including best picture.

There’s tons of gun violence in that movie. There’s even inter-species gun violence!

The hypocrisy of the Oscars is disgusting.

The Academy Awards need to take the huge plank out of their own eyes.

You can’t be against something if you promote it as “art.”

Gun Control Has a New Backer --- The Ayatollah of Iran

Gun control advocates have a new ally in their quest to upend the second amendment. You might expect this person’s zip code to come from Hollywood, New York or some liberal think tank in D.C., but you’d be just a little off. This person’s pulpit, and support for American gun grabbers, comes from... Tehran, Iran.

The Ayatollah of Iran went on a Twitter rant on Saturday - which is a platform banned by his people but not it’s proselytizing leaders, but I digress - but he echoed every major talking point you’re hearing now from today’s gun grabbers. He wrapped up his twitter sermon with, what he probably considered, the ultimate uppercut to America’s Second Amendment. Quote:

“No one dares apply the clear solution to the promotion of guns and homicide in America. What’s the solution? It’s to make guns illegal.”

If you’re anti-second amendment, you now have a friend in someone that calls himself “Supreme Leader.” And if anyone knows what this argument is REALLY about, it’s him. Guns helped the mullahs of Iran pull off their coup back in the 70’s, but one of the first things they did, AFTER obtaining power, was to take all those guns away from the people that put them in power. Guns are now banned in Iran, and the clerical regime rules with absolute control and unchecked power.

You see, that’s what this is really all about. Power and control. It enabled the Ayatollah in Iran to effectively turn his country into a slave state. They have the power to tell you how to dress when to eat, how to style your hair, and what you can or can’t say. Don’t like it? Well, that sucks to be you… you’ll have to deal with being thrown in a detention camp without due process, without the need of being formally charged, and with no formal date of release.

This is what the founders of our country feared, and this is why they built certain protections into the Constitution to protect us. The Second Amendment being one of the most important. Iran is a perfect example of what’s possible when the government no longer fears their own people.

So, to the Ayatollah standing at his Twitter pulpit in Tehran, thank you for weighing in on America’s gun debate. Thank you for taking a side. But most importantly, thank you for reminding us why we have the Second Amendment to begin with. To protect ourselves from people like YOU.

The Mueller Investigation Just Went Down Another Rabbit Hole

At this rate, Robert Muller’s special counsel investigation is going to take ten years.

Over the last several weeks, Muller’s team has been questioning George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman with close ties to leaders of the United Arab Emirates. Investigators are trying to determine whether the U.A.E. tried to buy political influence during Trump’s presidential campaign and administration.

They’re also trying to determine how George Nader has influenced White House policy. During the first few months of 2017, Nader had several meetings at the White House with Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner about American policy in the Persian Gulf.

Nader is something of a Middle East mystery man. During the Clinton presidency, he was a back-channel negotiator with Syria. With Clinton’s permission, he tried to secretly work out a peace deal between Syria and Israel. During the 1990s, he also ran a magazine called Middle East Insight, which sometimes ran editorials by Middle Eastern leaders, like President Mubarak of Egypt, Prime Minister Rabin of Israel, and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat.

Nader fell off the radar for a while, but by 2016 he had somehow become an adviser to the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates. Just after Trump’s inauguration, Nader met Elliot Broidy, a major Republican fund-raiser who also owns a private security firm. With Nader’s help, Broidy’s security firm landed several hundred million dollars’ worth of contracts with the U.A.E.

Last fall, Broidy had a private meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office. Afterward, Broidy sent a memo of the meeting to Nader at an encrypted email address. In the memo, Broidy said he advised President Trump to have a private meeting outside the White House with the U.A.E.’s crown prince. Broidy also encouraged Trump to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson because of Tillerson’s support of Qatar.

A copy of this meeting memo was sent to The New York Times by, “someone critical of the Emirati influence in Washington.” A spokesman for Elliot Broidy didn’t deny the memo’s contents, but says Qatari agents hacked Broidy’s computer and stole the memo.

What any of this has to do with Muller’s Russia investigation is anyone’s guess at this point. Regardless, it’s yet another rabbit hole in an investigation that has dragged on for almost a year. Sooner than later, Americans want some real answers. For the sake of the country, and our sanity, we need this resolved.

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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