Glenn Beck: Google Flu?


Google Flu Trends... What else does Google know about you?

GLENN: The story last night on Drudge was Google Flu Trends and they are launching something called, you know, the Google Flu Trends and it's -- basically they take information from Google that you search for like flu symptoms or muscle aches or fever and they compile it on a map and if there's a huge surge in searches in one area, chances are the flu is breaking out there, then they can find the breakout. Government already monitors this kind of stuff using emergency room datas and information from doctors, but the search data shows that they can get that information for as much as a week prior. I mean, you are feeling pretty bad and so you Google search and then you let it go for a week and you are like, I better go to the hospital.

Now, I know some people saw that last night and went... what? What are they doing tracking? It's not personalized data. They supposedly can't see that I searched for muscle aches or Ring Dings, which is much more likely. They could just see that someone in my general area searched for it. You know, I'm a guy who -- well, you remember Digital Angels, Stu? Digital Angel was a chip that they could -- oh, and it's coming -- that they could put into you, and we were talking about this before 9/11 and Stu was like, that's crazy, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And I said, you know what? Oh, come on, you did.

STU: Where do you invent these conversations from? You invent them in your head. I want to hear a tape. We're on the radio all the time.

GLENN: Oh, and who is the keeper of the tape? Oh, that would be you.

STU: Me? I don't have the tapes.

GLENN: Oh, interesting, isn't it?

STU: I mean, I might be a little less reactionary than you but I mean, I can see the concern there. You don't want every --

GLENN: You were so -- oh, jeez. I can't --

STU: You have to question everything you say.

GLENN: I can't -- hang on just a second. We'll be back after this short break.

(Digital angel spoof)

GLENN: Okay, we're back. So we were having a conversation before 9/11 and I said, you want to chip people? You don't have to chip people now. You've got a phone. They know where -- they know where you are (whispering). They are watching you right now. Somebody's going -- they're going, where's Steve? Oh, you mean Steve the plumber? Yeah, where is he? Longitude....

So anyway, they know right where you are, and it's fine. It's fine if you trust the government. And I said back before 9/11, all you need is hunger, all you need is time where you're like, oh, boy, how am I going to buy food, I don't have a job, is fear. Somebody could be coming after me or, you know, is our country on the edge. That's all you have to do. You add those two things together and this kind of technology and you are seeing it right now.


Six months ago they took a poll and they said is the government doing too much and it was in the 60 percentile range where they said, no, you know what, government is doing way too much and they need to stay out of the private sector, they need to stay away. Well, now that we've had some fear interjected, now that number has reversed itself. Now it's like in the 40 percentile range with people saying, no, the government should stay out. People are saying I want more government. That's what happens. When people get afraid, they need someone to hold their hand. That's why I've always said Jesus and Hitler had an awful lot in common, and I know that makes people angry, but listen to the explanation. One was good; the other was evil. Sure. Got that. But they both could look at people who were afraid, people who were living in fear, people who were hungry, people who were hopeless and they said, I've got a plan; don't worry; I'm going to take care of you; everything's going to be fine; follow me.

So you have to trust -- you know when we used to say character doesn't matter in our elected officials? Oh, it does, and we're seeing the results of it now. It does matter. And that's why in areas of times of trouble you need to be able to trust them. So I don't have a problem with Google doing this and finding -- you know, it's not like -- I mean, the government doesn't misuse information like this. I mean, it's not like, you know, I've got votes ending up in a back seat of a car of a poll worker or anything, you know? Hello.

So the big brother aspect is at work here, and I don't trust the government, but there are things that we should -- you know, there are things that we should look into and we should do. But let me play devil's advocate here for a second. Flu isn't a joke. Do you know that it cost us $10 billion in lost productivity every single year, the flu does? 36,000 people in the U.S. die from the flu every year? Can you imagine if we were having a terrorist attack like the size of 9/11, 3,000 people every month. I would think that the vast majority of the audience would support keeping track of Internet searches. I mean searches with names attached. Not like this. The vast majority already supports wiretapping and e-mail searches because of one attack that happened seven years ago that was a fraction of this size. There should just be an opt-out thing. The more data used, you can get out of the program. I mean, there are a lot of search engines out there that aren't named Google. You don't want to be a part of that program, get off that grid, although I don't want government officials knocking at my door taking my temperature every time a bunch of teenagers decide to be funny to search for vomiting and the chills at the same time.

In the end we've got to trust our government. I don't. But that's why we need to elect officials and find and seek out those people that will help us run this government that are more like us.

A recent report from Rolling Stone details a public letter sent to Spotify — signed by "270 physicians and scientists" — demanding that the platform implement a "misinformation policy" in response to Joe Rogan's recent interview with Dr. Robert Malone on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

"This is absolute fascism," Glenn Beck said on the radio program. "There is no safe space. They're coming after talk radio. They're coming after our podcasts. They're coming after our websites."

Glenn said this is this is just one more example of the left's crackdown on freedom of speech and further prove of their ongoing fight against free thinkers or anybody who wants to have an open conversation that may include ideas contrary to what they believe.

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There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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