Glenn Beck: Declining Dollar



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GLENN: Okay. We've got probably the spookiest dude ever. I mean, when I asked for somebody, an expert on a dollar, do we have to go to the guy who makes me cry myself to sleep at night? Damon Vickers from Nine Points Capital Partners in Seattle, I believe he's from Seattle. Damon, are you on the phone?

VICKERS: Yeah, I'm on the phone with you. Good morning, Glenn? How's it going?

GLENN: You are in Seattle, aren't you?

VICKERS: I am, where it's ‑‑ although the last couple of days it looks more like Alaska.

GLENN: Has it been real cold up there?

VICKERS: It's really cold. We've got ice storms and the city's shut down.

GLENN: Holy cow.

VICKERS: It was kind of like an ice skating rink for the last few days.

GLENN: Global warming.

VICKERS: It must be.

GLENN: I want to ask you about China and Russia making the deal. Have you seen this news yet?

VICKERS: I have seen it. I'm looking right at the photo, yeah.

GLENN: Okay. So what does this mean, Damon?

VICKERS: Well, I guess it means that they are really concerned about the weakness in the dollar. They're concerned about the fact that dollar is not a real viable currency because it's just so weak. I mean, you know, one of the things you've been covering on your show is the whole idea about inflation, hyperinflation, how does that happen, how does that happen to an economy, a world. And it's happened dozens and dozens of times. I mean, it's happened to almost every country in the planet.

GLENN: If I'm not ‑‑

VICKERS: Including the U.S.

GLENN: If I'm not mistaken, no one has ever in the history of the planet done what we are doing currently to our money and survived.

VICKERS: Uh, yes, that's accurate.

GLENN: Okay.

VICKERS: The end result was inflation that went through the absolute roof. I mean, whether ‑‑ I mean, it has hit ‑‑ it hit Greece, it hit China, Argentina, Brazil, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Zimbabwe. 231 million percent inflation as their currency disappeared and they all had the same basic precedents taking place. One was just the overwhelming amount of service on the debt, it just became totally unsustainable and the government kept on printing money to keep the illusion of prosperity and keep everybody kind of deluded. But the printing of money was like the, always the last desperate act that crashed the currency. China and Russia are not ignorant. They see this. They have something that we don't have, which isn't the case of China. They have got a tremendous pool and resource of labor. That's a real value that works at a good rate, about $1.50 an hour. And then you've got Russia which has a tremendous pool of what? Resources. Russia has tons of oil, tons of minerals, tons of forests. So those countries that actually have real things versus promises and IOUs which the United States has emerged into a country that has a tremendous abundance of are in a much more firmer position to dictate terms on a global basis. So this is a very interesting move between China and Russia.

GLENN: Is this a tremor? Is this something that people who, other countries say, okay, this is the first step towards getting out of the dollar and so I see what's the ‑‑ the handwriting is on the wall? Or is this something ‑‑ is this significant?

VICKERS: Well, I think it is significant because these ‑‑ Russia is one of the largest oil exporters on the planet and China is the principle manufacturing base for the planet right now. So for them to say that they are not ‑‑ they don't feel confident in facilitating trade as using the dollar as a base is significant. Keep in mind the reason why the dollar is ‑‑ kind of became the global currency of the world was because there were so many other currencies around the planet that failed and so, you know, they weren't ‑‑ you know, the unreliability of all those countries that we just mentioned, Zimbabwe and Zaire and all that kind of stuff that effectively we moved to the dollar because it was thought that the dollar was stronger and can be more stable. But with the type of weakness that we've seen in the dollar over the last year, over the last several years, over the last 30 years, it doesn't make sense for them to keep using it as a reserve currency. Because they will lose money by the time ‑‑ imagine, so you and I, Glenn, imagine we're countries and I sell you something and you need to pay for it six months from now, right? That's like settlement. When the goods finally, you know, finished and you get them and all that kind of stuff. But the dollar ‑‑ the money that I pay you with, right, if it's not stable, if it goes down in value and let's say 7, 10%, that means you are going to get 7 to 10% less. So you need a stable ‑‑ we need a stable ‑‑

GLENN: Right. We're screwing the rest of the ‑‑ while we're doing this and saying, well, we've got to bail all these things out, we've got to do this and this, we're screwing the rest of the world hard. They hate us. In the end we will destroy them along with destroying us if they just go along this route with us?

VICKERS: We need some type ‑‑ the West ‑‑ it's not just us, Glenn. It's also Western Europe, it's also, you know, the Spains, the ‑‑

GLENN: Sure.

VICKERS: The Irelands. It's really all of Westernized economies. And I think more, even more perverse than that is it's not just our currency that's at stake. It's the Democratic, what we know as the Democratic system.

GLENN: Yeah.

VICKERS: Is at stake. Because the more powerful, more efficient, more functional economies on the global basis are China and Russia. They are more competitive and they have a better form of efficient production and change and more ‑‑ they have a better form of functional ‑‑

GLENN: Well, it's called state capitalism but really it's national socialism.

VICKERS: Yeah. Well, they're definitely sick people.

GLENN: Yeah. So ‑‑

VICKERS: The Chinese we can stop at the fact that we don't want to cut monkeys' heads open on tables, yeah.

GLENN: So Damon has ‑‑ by the way, he's writing something on hyperinflation in today's e‑mail newsletter available at GlennBeck.com, but talk to your family about this during Thanksgiving. Damon, if I could ask you two things before we cut you loose. One, what should people tell their families as everybody is gathering for Thanksgiving, what is it they should be telling their families to prepare for or to do? And what can the average person ‑‑ I mean somebody who has very little in a 401(k) or ‑‑ for instance, my daughter is dating somebody who has a 401(k). He's 25 years old. He doesn't know what to do. And what do you do?

VICKERS: Well, I think, one, be aware. I think you do an outstanding job of covering, covering conversations and areas of thought that most people are too scared to talk about or even look in the box. So the fact that we're talking about I think is a great thing. The currency, the changes that are on the horizon are real. They're in place. The momentum is moving in that direction and I think we begin talking about it. I think we begin having a constructive conversation as to really what we want our world to look like because we're in the process, and I write about this in The Day After the Dollar Crashes, that we're in the process I believe of transforming and emerging into a new, perhaps a new type of global government. And it's ‑‑ I think it's important for us now at this point to begin talking about it and talking about what we would like that to look like. And in terms of the currency situation, you know, it's crazy. You know, you talk about Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe in 1980 was roughly at parity with the U.S. dollar. Dollar for dollar in 1980. And I believe it went as high as 100 trillion to one, and that's just crazy. So if anybody doesn't believe that, we're offering a free $50 trillion Zimbabwe note. This is actual legal currency tender in the country of Zimbabwe.



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GLENN: I have some.

VICKERS: $50 trillion note for free for the first 300 callers. Call 1‑800‑553‑0553, 800‑553‑0553. Take a look at this thing. $50 trillion. And it used to be worth $50 trillion and now $50 trillion can't even buy you a cup of coffee.

GLENN: If we just had a few of those, we could just pay off the debt and then some. Vic Vicky know it, I know it.

GLENN: Damon Vickers, Nine Point Capital Partner and author of the book The Day After the Dollar Crashes it's not out yet, right?

VICKERS: It's not out yet. They rushed it up to January ‑‑

GLENN: Could you get a copy of it to me right away?

VICKERS: Oh, absolutely. I think we sent you the manuscript and at one point thanks to your show and the power of Glenn Beck, it hit the top 20 nationwide.

GLENN: Okay, good. Well, when it comes out, we'll talk again.

VICKERS: Absolutely.

GLENN: The Day After the Dollar Crashes, Survival Guide For the Rise of the New World Order, which is spooky. All right, Damon, thank you very much.

VICKERS: All the best.

GLENN: Appreciate it. Bye‑bye.


 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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