Stress Tests Just Part of the Game




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The much anticipated results from the bank stress tests have just been released, but the one thing they're not telling you is that this whole thing is a big game and the stress tests were the government's latest move.

Think about this logically: Banks already follow strict reporting standards to the government, so what were we trying to learn that we didn't already know?

It's all a game.

I predict that the result of the pointless stress tests will be a massive shift of power to the FDIC. I think they'll become the clearing house for anything to do with your money. Why? Because they're familiar to you already; they're the good guys with the patriotic stickers on bank doors. You know them.

FDIC chief Sheila Bair recently said the agency should have more power to take over and close insurers, bank holding companies and other financial institutions, instead of just commercial banks. I think they'll get that power and a whole lot more.

They're also playing a game with the budget. President Obama has offered budget cuts totaling about one half of one percent of the $3.4 trillion proposed budget.

There's also a game being played in the media. Wednesday, I unknowingly became a part of it.

I was speaking with Scott Levenson, the national spokesman for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN. I was trying to get his take on the voter registration fraud that their group has been accused of. But he played me. He brought me down to his level and the result was something I'm not proud of because I was acting like him; I was playing his game.

I am all for intelligent debate. I have said for years you can disagree with me, but you better be able to back up your argument with facts. This guy, the national representative for ACORN, had no real argument. As he left the set, his only defense was to call me a racist, trying to intimidate me.

Then he went into the green room and called one of my producers "doll" and asked her out on a date. What is this, the '50s? Is this guy part of the Rat Pack?

Then he left her this message:

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SCOTT LEVENSON, ACORN SPOKESMAN: Tell Glenn, he's a wimp and he fights like a girl. Gimme a call.

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Fights like a girl? Where is the outrage? Where is the National Organization for Women?

I tried to use an analogy Wednesday about the Burger King employee on YouTube who took a bath in the sink. I don't think it was that clear to the ACORN guy (Wednesday wasn't exactly a banner day for my TV career), so let me try again.

In real life the Burger King bather was fired and Burger King made a public apology and said he was a rogue employee. But imagine if instead of one employee, we found out the same thing was happening in Burger Kings across the country. Would you see a pattern? Maybe there was something with management and the culture of the company?

Now what if their spokesman came out and defended that behavior?

In a smart, responsible company, he would be fired as well. No CEO would tolerate their national representative to "misrepresent" them in that way.

Apparently the ACORN guy is not a rogue employee. He is at the top of the food chain, so you have to believe management is the problem.

Their fraud charges aren't isolated incidents, they've been charged in fourteen states. So why is this group so protected by the game players? Why are they eligible for billions of taxpayer dollars in the stimulus bill? Why have they now they've made a national partner of the U.S. Census Bureau to help recruit workers to count every person in the United States?

Why? Because it's a game. And considering that the team we're playing against can change the rules whenever they'd like, there's no way to win.

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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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